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rlaexp.com’s purpose is to provide a big picture thinking landscape for navigating our changing world — a world in profound transition.
There are 500+ pages inter-weaving management, leadership, organization evolution, the evolving content and structure of society, knowledge, technology, career evolution, education, learning, marketing, production, innovation, entrepreneurship, thinking, software tools, information challenges, concepts to daily action … through time. Any time someone is engaged in decision thinking they need a “foundation for future directed decisions.” ©
rlaexp.com is largely inspired by the work of Peter Drucker and a few others.
The site provides a “menu” for identifying important “things” to work toward that largely go unseen.
We can only work on, with and toward the “things” on our active “mental radar.”
In a changing world, we need a way to repeatedly look beyond current mental involvements.
We need a way to think about things we aren’t already thinking about at multiple points in time. Waiting for a crisis is one way to accomplish this, but surely there are better ways.
rlaexp.com’s uniquely broad landscape is designed to meet this challenge.
TomorrowS can’t be reached by today’s activities or thinking. Examples constantly flow through the news.
Who in 1950, 1970, 1990, 2000 … had an adequate future facing radar?
Why would today be any different?
Where and how we spend our time matters — a world in constant flux.
I’m trying to provide this exploration and thinking landscape to help people figure out what to do as we move deeper into the 21st century: a knowledge society, a society of organizations, and a network society.
America’s future depends on this awareness, ability and effective action.
It depends on younger generations having access to this dynamic type thinking and doing something effective. rlaexp.com provides the access and a work approach model.
Just about everybody enters the world of work through known, routine, day-to-day operating work at a point in time. It never seems to occur to nearly anybody that there could be anything else. How could we ever acquire a strategic, dynamic worldview from our beginning vantage points?
Pretending that tomorrow is going to be like yesterday is damaging.
Everybody has a vested interest in this.
For the site to remain available your support is needed. Your support helps with the books, software, web site hosting, and the time devoted to publicizing and enhancing the work approach available on rlaexp.com.
Who do you know that might be interested in working with me on spreading site usage and enhancement?
For the right kind of people, rlaexp.com provides the elements of a future facing consulting or mentoring practice. Contact info is near the bottom of most pages.
At the present time this is a prototype site.
There are over 500 web-pages — unique web addresses. If each page contained only 10 valuable thoughts, then there could be over 5,000 different brain-addresses in your brain-address book.
Think of everything here as a mental placeholder — a way to see and think beyond the familiar.
Seeing beyond the familiar is necessary to avoid mental stagnation and navigate a changing world — 180-degree change.
The ideas you run across aren’t just
things to read. They are things (horizons) to translate into
effective action — over time.
“If you hesitate to map out your future,
to make a big plan or to set a goal,
you’ve just gone ahead and
mapped your future anyway” — Seth Goden
Since the site is still a prototype, some pages may be less than visually appealing — it’s the content that matters.
I add, remove, and redesign content based on my own unfolding comprehension of the time-life navigation © (TLN) landscape.
… and then I move on to a new or different attention directing area.
I’ve been collecting and organizing information — full-time — for over thirty years.
New landscape features periodically emerge and existing features get reshaped — e.g. how we take, share, and manage photos.
This means that you might want to periodically revisit relevant pages — as a way to change what you’re paying attention to.
Many of the books that were available when I first started working on what I now call “time-life navigation” have gone out of print or are hard to find.
You can still use the content of the book outline pages to identify topics of interest and to search Amazon Books or elsewhere for topics or phrases.
Having alternative mental landscapes is a good thing.
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