pyramid to dna

brainroads-toward-tomorrows mental patterns

Writing tools blueprint

writing tools

diagram created in NovaMind. It is obviously not complete and therefore a rough draft intended to illustrate a potential workflow.

Search phrases (see DEVONThink branch at top with + symbol next to it) are text that you run across in reading that you want to explore later. I use MAC OS X Services to Clip the specific words into NoteTaker. In NoteTaker a search phrase can be used as a seed for creating a set of additional search terms—adding quotes OR synonyms etc. (thinking broad and detailed). The new search terms are children of the original search phrase. NoteTaker Mac OS X Services or LaunchBar can be used to search Google or Find in a notebook. Material found through Google is clipped (Mac OS X Service) back to DEVONThink and the process can begin all over.

A variation: The term search phrases could be replaced with topics that are clipped to NoteTaker or NoteBook and then arranged in an outline order and exported to a format that NovaMind can import. In NovaMind the topics would be expanded and text added to branch long text windows. Export this out to OMPL. Clean it up. You gotta draft.

Diagram could be adapted for producing HTML

For some material inspiration: Time-Life Navigation SM © (an introduction and overview of living in a world moving toward unimagined futures) or Selected TLN articles in the news (Society :: events :: stuff happening)


“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.” …

… “Managing Oneself is based on the very opposite realities: Workers are likely to outlive organizations (and therefore, employers can’t be depended on for designing your life), and the knowledge worker has mobility.” ← in a context




These pages are attention directing tools for navigating a world moving toward unimagined futures.

It’s up to you to figure out what to harvest and calendarize
working something out in time (1915, 1940, 1970 … 2040 … the outer limit of your concern)nobody is going to do it for you.

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



To create a site search, go to Google’s site ↓

Type the following in their search box ↓

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