Topics, ideas and phrases used in Time-life Navigation

Clues to creating and exploring search phrases—first draft: news articles; key phrases (examples below); mindmapping; thinking broad and thinking detailed; Internet searches; repeat loop. Create a limited list of interest areas that represent "social tasks" or opportunities. Pair list to fit strengths or broad conversation topics. Explore. Decide when to abandon.

  • a radical flattening of the organization ladder

  • a work map can be developed from an interest profile work sheet

  • a work map is a collection of work modules arranged appropriately with one work module informing other work modules

  • a work plan that creates the capacity to successfully and repeatedly navigate a radically changing world is a substantial personal asset

  • actually today’s mental patterns inescapably belong to yesterday

  • at different times in our lives we need to integrate ourselves in different ways. this means the work plan needs a provision for recreating the work plan.

  • attention directing tools

  • attention shifting

  • becoming more organization attractive

  • bob embry

  • bob embry’s weblog

  • calendarize

  • capacity to navigate

  • career evolution

  • chief tln officer

  • collection of tables and charts measuring economic and organization performance

  • complex external systems

  • comprehensive and integrated

  • concept maps

  • concept maps which suggest content and relationships

  • concept to daily action system

  • concepts to daily action

  • conceptual resources

  • conceptual resources are also attention directing tools and therefore they enrich our mental terrain awareness and mental patterns

  • conceptually valid life long work approach

  • conceptually valid work plans pass the “news test.”

  • connections to issues in the current news

  • conscious time investments

  • consider interest drill down depth and expansion width

  • constant flow of change

  • contributions

  • convenience of a blueprint

  • core diagnostic tool

  • core of long-term self-interes

  • core of social and economic development

  • core of what to do

  • core strategic resource

  • creating this interest profile has to be part of the work plan

  • crucial terrain foundation exploration

  • cultural visualization

  • current strategic system

  • designing and navigating our futures

  • designing and navigating the necessarily unfamiliar roads ahead

  • directing our efforts toward multiple futures

  • edward de bono

  • effective decision

  • effective future directed decisions

  • entrepreneurship

  • escape from specific organization and industry dependence

  • even in times of robust economic growth there are expectational breakdowns

  • every organization needs someone strategically responsible for strategic landscape evolution awareness

  • examples of how to use computers in life and time-life navigation

  • exploration is divided into two strategic parts

  • explore

  • financial investing

  • first time visitors

  • foundation

  • geographical visualization

  • golden goose

  • google me

  • google site rankings

  • guided tour links

  • how can we choose from unseen or unfamiliar options

  • how long does a course of action last? how long is it valid? when should it be entered? when should it be abandoned? do all courses of action work out equally well? are they all worth doing?

  • identifying economic and social development in the visible world

  • if we lived in a static world

  • imagine for a moment that it is 1960. what linearity could be expected for the years ahead?

  • in a growing, linear economy there would be no organization crisis stories and costs would go down forever

  • in creating this work plan there is foundation preparation (for informed future-directed decisions) and there are work “assignments” that move us forward or raise us up.

  • in the process of doing something new—both to us and or the world—we acquire capabilities that go beyond the current application of these capabilities

  • informed means what could reasonably be expected from a course of action

  • interest profile work sheets

  • interest profile worksheet

  • investing time in navigating life and time in a world moving toward unimagined futures

  • is creating and pursuing “bright ideas” adequate for “healthy” time-life navigation?

  • key ways to prevent or delay the onset of alzheimer’s

  • knowledge system has no apparent respect for position (rung on an organization ladder), what individuals did yesterday, their iq, their school, their degrees, their professionalism, their excellence, the depth of their pockets, their r&d spending, their current performance or their plans for tomorrow

  • knowledge system view

  • life design

  • life lines

  • life long action system

  • life management system

  • life navigation system

  • life-time investment system

  • links between topics for making conscious mental connections

  • lms

  • lns

  • looking around at a particular point in time or relying on past experience gives almost no clues as to what is going the happen in multiple futures

  • main change beneficiary

  • main change initiator

  • main change vehicle

  • mental patterns

  • mental patterns are unavoidably and recurrently rooted in yesterday

  • more and more we need to learn to differentiate between data, information, and knowledge

  • multi-generationally

  • navigating toward tomorrows

  • navigation implies intelligently choosing our destinations

  • news articles that report tactical examples of a world moving in non-linear time

  • not just another add-on to an already busy life

  • note areas of interest and disinterest

  • observe the millions of people who have been impacted by the massive restructurings that have taken place over the last 30 years

  • one of the barriers to time-life navigation is the almost unavoidable habit of trying to fit non-linear tomorrows into the familiar mental patterns of today

  • one of the challenges is to avoid being blind-sided

  • opportunities of a life-time

  • organization evolution

  • our brains naturally want to look backwards

  • our complex and often cruel situation

  • payments

  • payoff

  • perception

  • personal opportunity thinking points

  • phone based guided site tours and topic discussions are available

  • powerful knowledges

  • process of getting to long-term, relevant concepts and then from concepts to daily action

  • progress from work life entry to top of the “food chain” embedded in the real world of competition, change, real innovation and the other four dimensions

  • ramping up our capabilities

  • repeatedly laying the appropriate groundwork

  • resource system view

  • sharing a link to this page

  • site action and end result

  • site exploration path

  • site functions

  • site participation

  • site usefulness

  • situation diagnosis

  • social wealth creation

  • strategic thinking

  • strategic work map

  • swp stands for strategic work plan

  • terrain view for future directed decisions

  • the action sequencer

  • the awareness that others may be trying similar things—cancellation of advantage, dilution, oversupply—so generic “destinations” are likely to lead to unexpected dead-ends

  • the challenge is not to fix yesterday or expect it to remain fixed—faulty or misguided navigation

  • the conceptual space between today and the outer limit of concern on the changing social and economic picture

  • the desired end result of working with this site is the creation of an “informed,” conceptually valid, life-long, dynamic work plan (composed of calendarized general work modules) that takes a person where they want to go (informed developmental desires)

  • the essential drucker

  • the fundamental action idea

  • the future of society

  • the future of society depends on what we work on and in what sequence plus what we wisely ignore or wisely abandon

  • the law of the farm: we can only harvest what we plant and only part of what we plant will be harvested.

  • the next society

  • the position (the global standing) of an individual following an organization crisis that resulted in the individual leaving the organization

  • the roads ahead

  • the site provides tools for creating work plans—individually, organizationally and multi-generationally

  • the unfolding big picture

  • the work plan is best derived from a conscious, informed, tested, strategic interest profile

  • these genuinely managed organizations are often informed by peter drucker

  • this site blueprints an action system into which everything else fits, is ignored or abandoned

  • those at the top of the “contribution food chain” set the standard which elevates all of us

  • time and life conceptual explorations which provide a foundation for informed future directed decisions

  • time dimensions

  • time visualization

  • time-life navigation

  • time-life navigation foundation awareness

  • tln blueprint yahoo group

  • tln concept map

  • tln end result and action

  • tln key ideas

  • tln resources

  • to know and not do, is to not yet know

  • tomorrow can't be reached by piling up more todays or just patching today

  • tools for promoting oneself through increased capacity and building on strengths rather than waiting for someone else to provide a title

  • underlying information and conceptual foundation

  • unimagined futures

  • warren buffett

  • we need a systematic, valid, life-long work approach (in each of the five dimensions) that is in harmony with the disjoints and realities in the changing social and economic picture

  • what are the work plans of the people on whom your life hinges? are they adequate? how could they be?

  • what do i have to do (informed in each of the five dimensions) to have the kind of life (informed) i want (informed)?” and then provides a blueprint and resource links for working on this question

  • what’s next

  • what’s on my radar

  • what’s your work plan?

  • when a familiar “road” becomes disjointed

  • when in human history could this have developed and from what origins (cave people, knights of the round table, gangs of new york)

  • where does routine operational or functional work (of 1950, 1965, 1980, 1995) lead

  • where they can be reasonably expected to lead and leave the individual in the future(s)

  • who could have been prepared

  • who is peter drucker

  • why is this site useful?

  • work approach

  • work approach leads to a work plan

  • work life (career) evolution

  • work life terrain view

  • you may be satisfied with your current situation and have a long record of high performance, so how would something like this benefit you?


“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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