Browsing All posts tagged under »concepts«

The Narrative Dimension of #Humans

December 2, 2014


This post was previously shared on The Bridge in the series titled: “The #Human Project: Professional Views on the Army’s Human Dimension White Paper.” The views expressed here are the author’s alone and do not reflect those of the Joint Staff or the Department of Defense. As expected in a paper of this nature, The Human […]

Fundamentalist and Entrepreneurs

October 19, 2013


As I haven’t posted here in a long while, I thought I would share my response to a professor’s encouragement to try to describe what is happening today in the world and what may follow. I know at least one person who enjoyed it ( As I am amidst a transformation from national security analyst […]

The Art of Non-Conformity

December 14, 2012


The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau Based on Chris Guillebeau’s popular online manifesto “A Brief Guide to World Domination,” The Art of Non-Conformity defies common assumptions about life and work while arming you with the tools to live differently. You’ll discover how to live on your own terms by exploring creative self-employment, radical goal-setting, […]

Technology is the Step-Mother of Necessity

July 25, 2012


by Chris Williams (Thinking Like a Cheetah) If necessity is the mother of all invention, then concept is the father of technology. While needs produce items of necessity, ideas produce items of ingenuity. Realistically no one needed an airplane in 1903, but that didn’t stop the Wright brothers from making their first flight. This same […]

Synthesizing Ideas is the Step-Father of Necessity

July 24, 2012


by Chris Williams (Thinking Like a Cheetah) Synergy has become this weird new expression of the latest orthodox of American Management.  Misused, overused and even less understood, synergy, by definition is also called synergism; the potential ability of organizations or groups to be more successful or productive as a result of a merger.  Synergy is more […]

The Week Ahead: Disruptive Innovation

July 22, 2012


As I prepare to head out this week for a conference on Joint Concept Development and Experimentation, I thought that “disruptive innovation” would be a good theme for this week’s posts. Unfortunately, there will be no tweeting or blogging from the conference because of the classification of the conference and facilities. However this week’s posts […]

Multi-Paradigm Conflict Analysis Part 3

May 18, 2012


A common source of reference is emerging in my study of multi-paradigm conflict analysis: Lederach and Dugan. In Tom Woodhouse and Oliver Ramsbotham’s, Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution, the chapter on “Theoretical Frameworks” discusses an integrated model for peace building based off of John Paul Lederach research. While not squarely meeting the intent of the question […]