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A Stoic view of creativity

A stoic perspective on writing, inspired by Seneca’s 7th epistle to Lucilius.

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Eclectic Perspective: From ABZ Planning to Fictional French Philosophers

ABZ Planning, The Startup of You, Business Model Generation and how to fail with panache.

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Eclectic Perspective: From Draw Toast to Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

Wicked Problems, Critical Thinking and Logical Fallacies – from Draw Toast to Plato’s Allegory of the Cave.

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Scrum Values and High Performance Agile Teams

The Scrum Values and techniques ScrumMasters can use to improve Commitment, Courage, Respect, Openness and Focus in the creation of high performing teams.

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Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

7 Business Podcasts – resources on business, innovation, entrepreneurship, start-ups, time management and personal motivation.

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Organ Donation Schemes – Opt in or Opt Out

Policy makers are innovating to improve organ donation rates. Will the introduction of a new ‘soft opt out’ increase organ donation rates in Wales?

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The Bed of Procrustes

The Bed of Procrustes is the quintessential ‘one size fits all’ Anti Pattern. How do you avoid being fitted to a metaphorical Procrustean Bed?

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Dangers of Reification Fallacy

Care must be taken when equating models with the systems they represent as Reification Fallacy occurs when something abstract is treated as if it were real.

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VPEC-T as a Kettle Logic Trap

Understanding KETTLE LOGIC a type of informal fallacy in which multiple arguments are used to defend a point, but the arguments themselves are inconsistent.

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Social Action Fund Round 1 Recipients

An overview of the recipients of round 1 funding from the Social Action Fund – a key Big Society initiative in the UK.