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We have learnt that it is possible to establish a highly interactive and engaging online experience. The secret is that focusing on setting up a successful online learning session is as critical as setting up a professional face-to-face workshop, meeting or conference. So how is it possible to improve the online experience and set yourself up for success? 

The COVID-19 pandemic can best be described as a ‘wicked problem’. This devastating challenge has left many organisations in a state of turmoil as they seek to find ways to rapidly reorganise and stay functional.

COVID-19 is especially challenging as we have no clear model for how to deal with it. It is both complex and chaotic, unpredictable and unprecedented. Yet somehow organisations will have to learn to how to manage the associated challenges in order to survive.

Why Do Team Building When you can just take your team out for lunch?! Why team building can backfire, and how to ensure it is a worthwhile investment - using intelligent team building and not just childish activities Written by Andrew Grant and Gaia Grant of Tirian More than a trip to space,[...]

More than a trip to space, Tirian's “The Sky is Not the Limit” uses research from NASA & game theory to show the value of real collaboration across mutually dependant players. As appeared in Mix Magazine, an Asia's creative media on meetings & events for corporations, an in[...]

The Antarctic Elephant Seal is an ungainly creature on land. After all, it’s not easy dragging around 4 tons of blubber on 2 flippers. But in its native habitat the water, it moves gracefully and easily, travelling hundreds of kilometres every day, holding its breath for 2 hours and diving 2 kilometres deep. Leaders have similar limitations when they seek to inspire. They thrive in their “native habitats,” feeling right at home, while operating in their “endangered habitats” feels awkward and ungainly, a struggle to survive.

a) How Plato understands justice in the state, and how it differs from the modern western democratic notion of justice? b) How Aristotle understands the concept of happiness and what he see as its place in education ...

Education is about facing reality and developing skills for ongoing learning and enquiry. In the "MATRIX" movies, the characters are suspended in a free-will world with the capacity to choose to think and feel as they please. However they can never tell which experiences are real and which have been artificially created...

Though many educational philosophers have attempted to devise a systematic theory of moral education, Aristotle and Rousseau remain two of the more widely recognised theorists in the area, both because of the emphasis each had on the importance of an adequate moral education, and because of the revolutionary positions on moral education each took, given the contemporary social and historical contexts in which each of them was writing.

Breathe in the sweet essence. Be dazzled by the bright visual impact, by the riotous colours. Enjoy the textures of soft petals and lace, of brass and stone. Find yourself moving to the rhythm of clanging gongs. It is impossible to stay in Bali and not experience but a little of the sensory feast of the Hindu faith here. As Jay Hemman has discovered, Balinese Hinduism is alive and well, and apparently determined to forge a path well into the future…

By Gaia Grant An examination of the ways in which beliefs and values are passed on to children informally through rituals and ceremonies in the home and the community and any opposition that might be experienced. Support from every facet of the community [...]

By Andrew Grant A call for organisations to take education seriously TIME magazine Asia recently included an article with a very sobering assessment of schools in the region. According to the article, high drop out rates, strikes, stress, suicides –[...]