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By James Lawley | 18 11 2011
I was running on Hampstead Heath this morning when into my consciousness popped two familiar ideas placed side by side. It was one of those times when something that had never occurred to me before su...
By James Lawley | 27 10 2011
Daniel Kahneman, emeritus professor of psychology and of public affairs at Princeton University and a winner of the 2002 Noble Prize in Economics has written a fascinating article for the New York Ti...
By James Lawley | 19 10 2011
A recent New York Times article* reviewed a subject that is beginning to gain credibility in the psychological sciences, pathological altruism. Natalie Angier reports how Dr Robert Burton, author of O...
By James Lawley | 18 10 2011
I was alerted in a recent Clean News (signup here) to an important paper by Paul Thibodeau and Lera Boroditsky of the Department of Psychology at Stanford University, Metaphors We Think With: The...
By James Lawley | 25 08 2011
Having referred to Evolution’s Arrow in my last blog, and having used  same imagery in Metaphors in Mind (borrowed from Ken Wilber) to describe the “developmental, progressive nature of Nature, w...
By James Lawley | 08 08 2011
I recently rediscovered John Stewart's Evolution's Arrow: The direction of evolution and the future of humanity (The Chapman Press, 2000). The whole book is available as a free download from: pespmc1....
By James Lawley | 07 08 2011
I found an old email from 1997 in which Penny Tompkins replies to Bernard Frit ( about Clean Language's use with addictions. I thought it was worth posting both because the con...
By James Lawley | 30 07 2011
Below is an detailed exchange about modelling criteria. Criteria are the principles, values or standard by which something may be judged or decided. Since all behaviour involves some kind of decision-...
By James Lawley | 29 07 2011
Here's a tip for getting loads out of a transcript of a client-facilitator session or an interviewer-interviewee recording, especially if you are seeking to model the pattern of facilitator/interviewe...
By James Lawley | 26 07 2011
Since my last blog I've reflected on subtle differences in some Clean Space instructions. For example, note the differences between: Find a space that knows ... Find a space that knows about ... Find ...
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