Sacking The “Berlusconi Of The Brain”

Berlusconi no longer runs Italy. But is the “Berlusconi of the Brain” still in charge in your own world? According to Iain McGilchrist, the left hemisphere of the brain is like Berlusconi because it controls the media. It airbrushes reality, creating rational, linguistic arguments to generate an illusory perfect, mechanistic world. When you combine that…

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Sacking The "Berlusconi Of The Brain"

Berlusconi no longer runs Italy. But is the “Berlusconi of the Brain” still in charge in your own world? According to Iain McGilchrist, the left hemisphere of the brain is like Berlusconi because it controls the media. It airbrushes reality, creating rational, linguistic arguments to generate an illusory perfect, mechanistic world. When you combine that…

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Do You Know The Right Answer?

How often do you ask a question to which you don’t know the answer? “Never!” is apparently the answer trial lawyers would give. Makes sense – they dont want a witness embarrassing them on the stand with something unexpected. But the rule seems to spread beyond the courtroom. At the Clean Business Exchange on Friday,…

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The Perfect Elevator Pitch?

How much can a label such as “coach” or “mentor” say about you? My recent blog Call Yourself A Coach? promoted some interesting discussions, online and off. The consensus? Of course a label can’t say everything about you – because there’s more to you than the label. But my point was that labels aren’t just…

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How new words are born

New words are being created at an astonishing rate at the moment – or so it seems from here. In the last week, I’ve spotted three interesting ones in my inbox: Andrew Cain introduced Fixititis. He says it happens when patients expect the doctor to fix everything for them – and the caring doctor feels…

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