pyramid to dna

brainroads-toward-tomorrows mental patterns

Master action list (MAL) content examples

  • LMS creation and maintenance actions

    • Mental pattern awareness
    • Management planning questions
    • Scheduling the work to set up and maintain the system

  • Strategic work plans

    blue print to daily work
    larger view

  • Normal daily routines

    Meals, personal maintenance etc.

  • Important dates (and advance warnings—preparation)

    Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, special life interest calendars (Tour de France, Pro-tennis tournaments)

  • Life Area (category) appointments & advance warnings, action items OR time blocks with links to other documents that contain the action steps

    • Informed DESTINATION thinking and calendarization

      Maximization, Optimization, OR Minimization

      • What is the question in this area of my life that will lead my to taking the right actions?

        What do I need to have on my radar screen and in my work plan so I don't get blind sided. Informed developmental desires.

      • Area contribution to my life design

        What does the entire area contribute to my life? br

      • Interaction within other life areas

        What other areas are connected to this one? What's the relationship?

      • TO/LOPOSO/GO

      • Six Big Skills


“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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