Learning from Conflict

From time to time, we reprint essays that capture an important feature of Cooperative Wisdom. In this essay, Belinda Noyes explores what we call Deep Discernment, the process of understanding what really matters–both to ourselves and to our cooperative partners. … Read More

Seeking Sustainable Peace

During the holidays, many people reflexively wish for “Peace on Earth”.  The message shows up on old-fashioned Christmas cards, social media memes and television ads that feature softly lit windows or snow falling gently in the forest. But what exactly … Read More

The Power of What If

In Cooperative Wisdom, one of the essential social virtues is Intentional Imagination.  When we face problems that are likely to result in conflict, we can often change the dynamic by challenging premises.   One of the practices we recommend involves  “what … Read More