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politics

Political Pragmatism: Unexpected Destinations, Creative Fabrications and Artful Dodgers

A strange property of systems of ideological or political thought is that they offer constitutively unclear or ambiguous paths between their declarative values and the end states they aspire to. Many Democracies (for instance) celebrate those generic Constitutional assertions constructed around the self-evident importance of free speech, freedom of assembly or various rights oriented towards […]

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Philosophy

Succeeding “against the odds” ?

Do we make our own luck or does luck and the blind power of statistical necessity make us?

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culture

On Leadership

The skills-sets required to obtain seniority are so often decoupled from those skills-sets actually required to perform professionally at that level.