is considered to be the highest form of knowledge. But what do
we mean by Wisdom? Why is it important? How is it learned? Bruce
Lloyd of London's South Bank University explores these questions
in the context of strategic management.
Pinchon is isolated from the rest of Haiti by rugged mountains
and underdeveloped roads. Pinchon has no electricity, no telephone, no
health clinic and little potable water,and yet the community chose
as its first priority to build a school for its children. Below
are some documents related this initiative:
David Smith visited Haiti in 1999 and again
in 2002, both beginning and witnessing the intiative
to build the school for Pinchon. See the journal
account of his 2002 visit.
sent us this newsletter
in which 15 year old, Nick Rogell, offers an interesting
commentary and update on the Pichon school project. NOTE:
The newsletter may take a few minutes to download and requires
the use of Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader,
you can download it here
Public Conversations Project: Pro-life/Pro-choice conversations
Chasin, a practicing therapist, hit on the idea for PCP in 1989 while
she watched an abortion debate on television devolve into a shouting
match. It ocurred to Chasin that she might apply the conflict resolution
techniques she used with families every day in her office to public
debates over abortion and other controversial subjects.
During the next several years, Chasin and her
colleagues honed techniques not unlike the simple methods of the Conversation
Cafe. Even within the dramatically polarized abortion debate, the PCP
dialogue bore fruit. Chasin told newspaper columnist Ellen Goodman,
"They went out thinking: these people are compassionate, principled,
and share concerns that I have."