Diversity New Zealand Ltd and Philip Patston, Consultant

We lead new conversations about diversity, complexity and change — online and offline

PHILIP’S BLOG: When too many rights make a wrong

The belief that one is right about, or has a right to, a certain thing, with no willingness to change stance, can lead to a varying number of undesirable outcomes. It also ignores the diversity and complexity involved in a lot of decision-making processes.

29 July 2015

MELT YOUR MIND: Johann Hari – Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

Originally posted on melt your mind:
What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods…

12 July 2015

PHILIP’S BLOG: When everything goes wrong rightly

Thinking being wrong makes us wrong is a belief. It’s something we’re taught from a young age. The wrongness challenge is to change our belief. If we decide that being wrong is actually right or, if that is too much of a stretch, simply inevitable, then wrong ceases to exist. We are then left to contemplate the world without being wrong.

25 May 2015

Rethinking for scrutiny, not to be right

The challenge is to learn to see new ideas as a complement to the status quo, rather than a challenge. The question, “How does this new idea change my existing ideas?” may be a good place to start.

17 May 2014

What’s wrong with education?

Quite simply, it’s not ok to be wrong. Silly really.

19 November 2013

Is the wonder of diversity getting lost in fear of being wrong?

To truly explore and embrace the wonder of human diversity has little to do with finding answers about other people. What it requires of all of us is the willingness to realise we’ve been wrong about ourselves and be ok with that.

23 September 2013

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