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Approaches to time-life navigation

When it comes to life embedded in time there are essentially just a few kinds of approaches.

It seems sensible to examine where each of these approaches positions us—where each leaves us 10 or 15 years down the road. Is this where we want to be?

  • Stick with what's already being done

  • Follow the non-thinking crowd

  • Follow an expert's prescription

  • Follow the thinking group (much smaller that the crowd)

  • Attempt to move forward out of existing mental patterns

  • Explore the situation and do what makes sense

  • Do something that goes beyond all the previous approaches

Ways to test these approaches :


Life embedded in time: If other people can get to you, then your life is embedded in time. You are a participant or spectator in the changing social and economic movie.

Various approaches can be applied to different life areas

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“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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