altThink: The Home of Alternative Thinking
The umbrella term that includes all Triarchy Press publications - print or digital, free or paid - is Alternative Thinking. We call it altThink.
altThink's older and increasingly disreputable brother is Conventional Thinking. We call it conThink.
What's wrong with Conventional Thinking?
Like Conventional Anything, conThink clearly has a lot going for it. For a start, it got us where we are today (which you may think is the apex.apogee of civilisation or the edge of chaos - bearing in mind that complexity thinkers can show that the edge of chaos is the healthiest place to be). It also looks for evidence, is resolutely scientific in its approach and is responsible for having shone the torch of The Enlightenment on the superstition and bigotry of the Middle Ages. (Yet even these terms no longer have God exclusively on their side. For example, 'Evidence-based practice' has been responsible for the indiscriminate spread of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - CBT - through a number of health services around the world - eliminating valuable alternatives like Japanese Knotweed in a village pond.)
Some other obvious characteristics of conThink are that it tends to:
In short, conThink can look hopelessly rigid and inflexible, careering down blind alleys on tracks that were laid down when the world was a different place.
How does altThink help?
Of course, things aren't as simple as being just Conventional or just Alternative. But the conThink/altThink lens is a useful way to examine what’s wrong with the way we ‘run’ the world and how we might do it better (and that's exactly the theme that we publish on and around).
Here are some examples. Click through to more details of any that interest you:
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