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Decline of Relationships

Drowning in Electronic Words: Starving for Touch

Robert Hall | Posted 08.27.2013 | Impact
Robert Hall

We are a society drowning in text and starving for touch. The onslaught of electronic interactions and transactions has structurally changed how we r...

Marriage Equality: It's About Putting Relationships First

Robert Hall | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert Hall

Our fight over same-sex marriage is a battle about relationships that is increasingly eroding relationships. Our diverse and entrenched beliefs about how to be together are driving us apart. What would be useful at this stage is a more relationship-centric approach to disagreement.

In Big Data, We Hope and Distrust

Robert Hall | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Robert Hall

"In God we trust. All others must bring data." -- W. Edwards Deming, statistician, quality guru Big data helped reelect a pesident, find Osama bin La...

The Relationship Perils of Job Loss: Rebranding Work and Workers

Robert Hall | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
Robert Hall

As the structure of work changes, so do our relationships and our society. It is the magnitude of this change that now warrants our urgent attention.

Sandy Hook, One Month Later: Building Relationships and Winning the Peace

Robert Hall | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Robert Hall

One month later, the tragedy at Sandy Hook has caused us to reflect on what kind of society we have become. Increasingly it feels like we have become a land of strangers and estrangement that has lost our relational glue.

2012: Flight from Relationship -- the Year 'Not' Became the New Normal

Robert Hall | Posted 02.18.2013 | Impact
Robert Hall

A series of wonderful advancements have delivered unintended consequences... The worry that computers would start to act like humans has been replaced with concern that humans are now acting too much like computers.