A world moving toward unimagined futures
The following ↓ is a condensed strategic brainscape that can be explored and modified to fit a user’s needs
The concepts and links below ↓ are …
major foundations ↓ for future directed decisionS
YouTube: The History of the World in Two Hours
We can only work on the thingS on our mental radar ↑ at a point in time ↓
The economic and social health of our world
The assumption that tomorrow is going to be
The future is unpredictable and that means
The capacity to navigate is governed by what’s between our ears ↓
When we are involved in doing something ↑
it is extremely difficult to navigate
and very easy to become a prisoner of the past.
We need to maintain a pre-thought ↓
systematic approach to work and work approach ↓
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based on reality →
and the unpredictability of the future
(It’s just a matter of time before we can’t get to the future
Intelligence and behavior ↑ ↓ ← Niccolò Machiavelli ↑ ↓
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Foundational ↑ Books → The Lessons of History — unfolding realities (the need for a political and social theory and toward a theory of organizations) ::: The Essential Drucker — your horizons? ::: Textbook of Wisdom — conceptual vision and imagination tools ::: The Daily Drucker — conceptual breadth ::: Management Cases (Revised Edition) see chapter titles for examples of “named” situations …
What do these ideas, concepts, horizons mean for me? continue
Exploration paths → The memo they don’t want you to see ::: Peter Drucker — top of the food chain ::: Work life foundations (links to Managing Oneself) ::: A century of social transformation ::: Post-capitalist executive ::: Allocating your life ::: What executives should remember ::: What makes an effective executive? ::: Innovation ::: Drucker’s “Time” and “Toward tomorrowS” books ::: Concepts (a WIP) ::: Site map a.k.a. brainscape, thoughtscape, timescape
Just reading ↑ is not enough, harvesting and action thinking are needed … continue
Initially and absolutely needed: the willingness and capacity to
October 16th, 2003 — “Hell Froze Over.” Apple launched – iTunes for Windows.
Film to Point-and-shoot to Smartphones
The center of modern society is the managed institution.
The managed institution is society’s way of getting things done these days.
And management is the specific tool, the specific function, the specific instrument,
The institution, in short, does not simply exist within and react to society.
It exists to produce results on and in society.
Not just a one time adjustment ↓ chaos
Conditions for survival: Abandonment, Systematic continuing improvement, Organize for systematic continuous exploitation, especially of its successes, Organized for systematic innovation. A destabilizer
Parts and chapters in Drucker’s toward tomorrows and narrower time related books direct attention to economics (e.g., the poverty of economic theory) and the economy (e.g., trade lesson from the world economy or the U.S. economy’s power shift)
Peter Drucker Sets Us Straight on economic structure …
“Concentration—that is, the courage to impose on time and events
Larger view ↓
Free enterprise cannot be justified as being good for business.
Management (a shock to the system)
What needs doing around here?
Along the road to Terra Alta ↓
Implications for knowledge, information
Larger view ↓
Since information knows no national boundaries,
Find Have to be built on responsibility from within
Freedom: the heaviest burden laid on man
“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic”. — Peter Drucker
The shift from manual workers who do as they are being told — either by the task or by the boss — to knowledge workers who have to manage themselves ↓ profoundly challenges social structure …
“Managing Oneself is a REVOLUTION in human affairs.” … “It also requires an almost 180-degree change in the knowledge workers’ thoughts and actions from what most of us—even of the younger generation—still take for granted as the way to think and the way to act.” …
These pages are attention directing tools for navigating a world moving toward unimagined futures.
It may be a step forward to actively reject something (rather than just passively ignoring) and then figure out a coping plan for what you’ve rejected.
Your future is between your ears and our future is between our collective ears — it can’t be otherwise. A site exploration starting point
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