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10 November 2020
Early in my professional career, I attended an impactful workshop with a wise old psychologist, the late Professor Oscar Mink. The first thing he told us with a fair degree of passion, and which has since been etched into my mind, was the importance of using models to help us understand the situations we often face in life. … Continue reading Professor Mink & The 3-Legged Stool
20 October 2020
This was a sad week in Australia as we remembered one of our worst industrial accidents. Fifty years ago, on 15 October 1970, a 367 foot span of the West Gate Bridge, known as span 10–11, collapsed during construction. Two thousand tons of steel and concrete subsequently came crashing down into the muddy banks of … Continue reading Lessons From The Bridge
7 October 2020
There was an old man who went to live with his son and daughter-in-law. He was hard of hearing, his hands would shake, and he had failing eyesight. When he sat at the table to eat with the family, he slurped his soup, and some of his food would spill onto the tablecloth. His son and … Continue reading The Wooden Bowl
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