Outlining the major figures and proponents of numerous and varied philosophies —including empiricism, existentialism, phenomenology, hermeneutics, systems. Rethinking our World will be invaluable to undergraduate students and to a more general readership seeking an understanding of the major philosophies. Title, Rethinking Our World. Authors, Philip Higgs, Jane Smith. Publisher, Juta, ISBN, , Length, pages. Export Citation.

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Rethinking Our World book. Read reviews from world's largest community for readers. Rethinking our World will be invaluable to undergraduate students and. PDF | On Mar 1, , L Le Grange and others published Book Review: Rethinking our world by P Higgs and J Smith. Rethinking Our World (): Phillip Higgs, Jane Smith : Books.

I was watching one of your talks, I think it was in about the attention span that we have. Where are we going? How do you improve that? At times I use our goats, our kids or children as a test case.

I straddle the two worlds from raising a family with my lovely wife, Denise, and working with teams and organizations, whether there are 50 people or 50, My point is that I think the affliction of being overly busy, overly distracted and overly frenetic is this combination of societal.

I look at my kids and when Instagram came up with Stories, there was this whole social media craze. Everywhere we go, we are constantly bombarded by doing more with less and being quicker than ever. Raising a family is one step. Then you see people scurrying around, running from one room to another or back to their desk. If they work from home, I often see them late. That could be emails, texts, all the other DMs that you get. This is a societal and a professional issue that has collided.

Most of the meetings are about the next meeting too. Nothing ever gets done but planning. It happens at all these companies.


It was around the time the death by PowerPoint started. You had to fill time so everybody started creating PowerPoints.

I call it a death by PowerPoint and grave built by Outlook. What got interested in thinking as your area of focus to begin with? I was a recovering Chief Learning Officer in two different organizations. I was in charge of leadership, OD, culture and engagement. I have a huge passion for people and the way in which the organizational dynamics operate within the construct of behavior, of operations.

Always in the case of for-profit companies making money and turning a good margin. One is culture, so how do we behave with one another? How do we interoperate? What are the leadership skills and values?

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The second is purpose. Why am I here? Is it just to make money? Is it just to keep the bureaucracy? Is it perhaps to be a bit more benevolent than giving and think about stakeholders as opposed to shareholders? Much is not going right in our organizations, sadly, on the whole with lots of great case study examples that are beating the trends. I started, as Canadians say, skating around the particulars here. The best story was one that was societal which drove a dagger through my heart as a parent.

It then got me going into thinking about this. This group comes up next to us about a party of seven or so. It was the mom and the dad, a couple of kids who are teenager-ish, and then you got one grandma, what looked like another grandma and the grandfather. About ten or so minutes in, Cole, my middle guy tugged on my shirt. Shut up. I tried not to pay attention.

That got me going on the societal thing and I started thinking about the organization. That shows a bunch of different things. You know all the data. You start looking at purpose-driven organizations. If people want to read your book or find out more about your past talks or any of your past books, can you share links on how they can reach you? The really easy way for this book, you can get anything else from the particular site is OpenToThink.

We made it pretty simple for people not to think about where to go. Thank you so much for being on the show. Diane, I look forward to the results of your curiosity research as well.

Thank you for the invite. I really appreciate it. The Power Of Peers: Finding Your People with Leo Bottary I am here with Leo Bottary who is an author, keynote speaker and workshop facilitator on the topic of developing peer advantage for high performing teams and peer groups. He is a growth and success expert. Thank you so much. I was looking forward to this.

I was looking at your book. You were so kind to send me. You have an impressive group of people at the beginning endorsing it and you had a review from Rich Karlgaard, who I love. I love that your illustrations were done by Ryan Foland. Ryan is a great guy. I think that Ryan saw cartoons which lead into every chapter which invites you into the content all throughout.

He does great work. How would you put it? I also think that as you get into it, people can see themselves in it. They can relate to it very easily which was the idea.

I enjoyed that you mentioned about the endorsements to the book. I wanted it to feel conversational in that regard.

This is not your first book. It was published in It was essentially a look at how and why formal peer groups for business leaders work as well as they do. We ran it through in It was fascinating because I had a lot of amazing guests on the program, all very successful people. It was interesting as the conversation moved from peers to the larger circle of people who are influencing our lives. We also talked about it not simply in the context of going to a monthly formal peer group meeting, but how we can do a better job of engaging that circle of people in our everyday lives.

Of course, Robert H. I followed his advice and I had a lot of fun working on it.

You started out the book by just saying how you join a group or your peer CEOs. You mentioned an influence. I looked at four things that hold people back from being curious. Fear was one, assumptions was another and technology was another but the last one was the environment.

There are a lot of people out there who are so bright that if you get around, people who know more than you do, it can really help you.

How do you determine what peer groups, what peer CEOs who you want to hang around with? Is there a magic formula? You can look at it in a few different ways. Conversely, we should look for ways that we can help others. Is there some advice you can give them to help them get over that? There are two things. Their life is good, everything is good.

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They have no problems. We want to show up well in that way. We are taught to put our best face forward. We can actually help one another be our best self and contribute to others in a very powerful way if we just let ourselves, allow ourselves to do that. I think for advice on doing that, I would start with people who you trust. Power Of Peers: We matter and we have the responsibility to actually share our gifts with the world.

Start having those conversations and be thinking about what you want to do. Are there more masterminds in the last year or is that the thing right now?

I also think there are other kinds of groups. The people are starting on their own. Bill George wrote True North Groups back in about people starting their own groups. There are industry specific groups. There are groups that are less formal.

People are gaining a comfort level from reaching out to others, some in more formal environments and some in less formal. As people see the value of it and people are growing their businesses and improving their lives as a result, it is catching on. You talk about in your book you want to drive change, opportunity and personal growth. Innovation is going to be such a hot topic right now with change and all those topics because of artificial intelligence and all the things that are going to be on the forefront.

One of the best examples of it, I talk a little bit about it in the book, I worked for a company, at that time it was called Mullen. It an advertising agency headquartered out of Boston. People are there at Mullen because they want to be part of an ensemble that can produce the very best advertising in the world and they have confidence in one another that they together can do that.

Their fight is for the best idea. They know that as smart as everyone is around that table, in that room at any given time, that together they are far better than any one individual. One example of something I used to participate in there probably I was involved in twelve or thirteen of these big meetings where there were twenty to 25 people in a room.

We were working on a campaign for a new prospect or an existing client. All these people will be there with a lot of combat and a lot of yelling. The beauty of that was at the end of a session like that, not once that I ever see the first idea that everyone thought was so amazing, even survived the cut to show the client.

It just shows you what happens when you put people in a room who are committed to a common purpose who trust one another and who are all very different and very talented, all but who believed that together they can make special things happen.

It was an extraordinary experience and it was great to see that difference in terms of what healthy conflict can be all about and what it can produce.

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