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Patterns of development

patterns of development





Wikipedia probably has lots of info on these companies

excellent companies

excellent companies

Reality Check

Send a capable employee and auditor to the library. The capable employee is to select thirty company names completely at random from a list of prominent companies from 1980. The auditor’s role is to make sure that no judgement is used in the selection — no familiar names, just random.

Another employee is assigned the task of finding an information resource that can be used to explore the histories of the selected companies.

A group of several employees could be tasked with developing some simple summary statements that can be applied to each company: name no longer exists; all traces of the company are gone; merged and disappeared; still hanging in but barely hanging on; erratic record of growth; uninterrupted record of growth (low, medium, high)

A group of employees rates the selected companies using the information resource.

The results could be leaked through the grape vine.





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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 (PDF) 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 relentlessly toward unimagined futures.



What’s the next effective action on the road ahead


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 working out a plan for coping with 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 pointThe memo THEY don't want you to see



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