We were reluctant to try Uber but on a recent trip to Capetown, South Africa we decided to try it out. We were impressed on it speed, convenience and low cost. It made me wonder if the Uber concept could be applied to Divorce and Mediation. Imagine a couple wants to get divorced. They go to their smart phone and the closest mediator or divorce attorney is sent to them in minutes. He or she brings all the necessary forms, gets them completed, files the documents with the Court, and charges the couple’s credit card! Perhaps farfetched but so was Uber a few years ago.As always, you can post any comment about this blog or Divorce Mediation, or just Mediation by following the directions at the right in the green column or at the bottom of this website. Learn more about mediation at http://www.center-divorce-mediation.com/ CDM (306) 4/15/16
Friday, April 15, 2016
Friday, April 1, 2016
Often when I am flying I look out the window and see a big green circle. I wonder if it was one of those ancient mysterious sites that only reveal themselves from a birds-eye-view. See picture above. See http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2568355/The-strange-signs-Google-Earth-Enormous-logos-bizarre-figures-seen-captured-firm.html
When driving through farm land I often see large long objects with wheels. See picture above. I never connected the two until recently listening to an NPR show about pivot irrigation. According to Wikipedia Center-pivot irrigation (sometimes called central pivot irrigation), also called waterwheel and circle irrigation, is a method of crop irrigation in which equipment rotates around a pivot and crops are watered with sprinklers. A circular area centered on the pivot is irrigated, often creating a circular pattern in crops when viewed from above (sometimes referred to as crop circles).
The connection to mediation? Sometimes you have to connect the dots. Two unrelated events or things will make sense when put together. This often happens in mediation. This is the reverse of the classic story of the orange. Discussed in “Getting to Yes” by Roger Fisher and William Ury.
As always, you can post any comment about this blog or Divorce Mediation, or just Mediation by following the directions at the right in the green column or at the bottom of this website. Learn more about mediation at http://www.center-divorce-mediation.com/ CDM (305) 4/1/16