pyramid to dna

Concepts to daily action

Feb 2016 → It has been a long time since worked on this page

Radar system ::: Calendarization ::: Conceptual resource digestion ::: Concepts to daily action

The secret office

Our performance in life and time is limited by the composition of our mental radar. It may also be limited by the processing—our mental patterns—of that content.

“To know and not do, is to not yet know” — unknown

Concepts to daily action is a form of calendarization that can employ thinking broad and thinking detailed. Thinking canvases may be useful.

About concepts and important strategic examples

The World is Full of Options

What's on my radar?

TLN system view (above)

World view (above)

Related: Attention shifting; TLN system view; relationship summary; knowledge system view; strategic components; time spans; TLN process overview

Why great companies fail?

Related: Mental patterns; Realities; The Management Revolution (application of knowledge to knowledge); Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Leadership (what needs doing); Managing in the Next Society (TOC or last section from The Economist); Managing Knowledge Means Managing Oneself

Acquisition and mental processing of developmental ideas

Calendarization levels

The heart does the looking …

The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know — Blaise Pascal


How can we get beyond highlighting, underlinging, post-it notes, and margin notes?

book harvesting

Harvesting and implementing

Six Thinking Hats
Teach Yourself to Think (TO/LOPOSO/GO)


Larger view

Career and Life Guidance from Peter Drucker
is attention-directing work

Related: Tag structures

Concept sources

bbx Foundations for future directed decisions

bbx Tables of content tool (html list)

bbx The Daily Drucker

bbx News analysis and perception

bbx Time-investment exploration blueprint

bbx clue tracking

bbx Internet directories and pages: Google, Yahoo, Directory of directories

bbx Concepts maps

bbx Chief TLN Officer

Strategic work plan: from blue print to daily work overview

Related: What's on my radar?; Life design overview; Life navigation system overview

Work flow to get from printed material to work plan

See conceptual resource digestion process

Related: Mac OS X workflow (pdf or JPEG); Henry Jones diary; TO-LOPOSO-GO; TEC-PISCO; hard drive folder structure; tables of content list; scanner; text database; Use mouse to select text phrases, Mac OS X clipping services to transfer text to outliner; outline (arrange structure); notebook page 1; notebook page 2; notebook TOC; OPML export/import; mind mapping, mind maps, thinking canvases; thinking and information; action; scheduling applications ; computer usage; writing tools; project list; what's next; A modified form of David Allen's Getting Things Done system may be appropriate (text summary and work flow diagram); Edward de Bono's Six Action Shoes

Topic thinking guide

I suggest you focus on one topic at a time

And then first ask: What do these issues, these challenges MEAN for our organization and for me as a knowledge worker, a professional, an executive?

Once you have thought this through, ask:

What ACTION should our organization and I, the individual knowledge worker and/or executive, take to make the challenges of this topic into OPPORTUNITIES for our organization and me?


The topic referred to above can be elevated by using the ideas in thinking broad and thinking detailed to get to the highest strategic level, mind mapping some alternatives, and then possibly re-perceiving the topic


Dense reading and Dense Listening

What did you learn? How can you put that knowledge to work?

Most books are too detailed. Publisher's have a desired word count to make worthy of publication. Figure out what's the core stuff that you can use (that can be effective). To begin this imagine yourself in an unfolding world and how you touch (will touch) that world. If what you do doesn't touch other people then what's the benefit. And what's the long term. Also you never know who you're going to work for in the future.

This page presents an overview of a system for getting from concept to daily action. It is a blueprint that can be adapted to your needs and ambitions. This system is part of a work approach that is adequate to the challenges ahead.

Life-TIME investment system (A primary site entry point)

TLN keywords: tlnkwconceptstodailyaction


“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



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