Worldview 2 for Planning and Action

Worldview 2 for Planning and Action

This is the second of a new worldview-based post series. It is intended for planning and action use by executives and managers. These posts offer an example framework that might be adapted by readers to address their particular needs and situations. Worldview components are updated weekly as needed. Planning and action examples will appear in each post.

A Worldview for Proactive Planning and Action

A Worldview for Proactive Planning and Action

My last post outlined a major change in direction for both this blog and for my related activities. The blog will focus on a weekly rolling worldview going forward. At the same time, I will begin offering coaching and support services along the lines of what I have done in past. This post is the first of the worldview series.

Big Changes Coming to This Website … and The World

Big Changes Coming to This Website … and The World

Big changes are coming to our world. Extremely big, and complex. So hard to keep track of what’s actually going on in this fast-evolving reality. Planners need some way to do this without spending huge amounts of time scanning, analyzing, and summarizing the torrents of information. I’m going to try to focus on this here as an experiment. Hope it works.

Dumb Advice: Stop Playing the Game. Just Stop.

Dumb Advice: Stop Playing the Game. Just Stop.

The “Deep State”, however defined, is clearly running much if not all of our world today. Not our mostly-selected officials. That’s just how it is. There is nothing much we can do about it. Or is there? Stop playing the game? Good luck with that. This is the game we live in. There is no other game. Yet, anyway.

Believing the Unbelievable? We All Do. Why?

Believing the Unbelievable? We All Do. Why?

I have always been amazed to learn what people believe. How could they possibly believe this or that, which I regard as unbelievable? With years comes wisdom, or at least a bit. Unbelievable? To me, but not to them. Why? Part of the answer lies in human nature. The rest lies in the fact that there are almost no real facts, just beliefs. Personal.

The Tipping Point: Are We Close To It Yet?

The Tipping Point: Are We Close To It Yet?

Do you feel that something very big is close to, or even now, happening? Many people do, including myself. A deeply troubling sense of angst, but about what? While there are always disturbances of some kind, this one seems – feels – different, and huge. Is there a discernable “tipping point”, or will whatever-it-is just sneak up on us?

Trust. So Important. So Hard to Gain. So Easy to Lose.

Trust. So Important. So Hard to Gain. So Easy to Lose.

Trust everywhere is being severely eroded. So much that I trusted in past has betrayed my trust. Hospitals and medical professionals, I trusted without reservations. Journalists, I trusted to report the truth. No longer … they have betrayed my trust. Politicians and government I have never trusted. Have we entered a trustless world? What does this mean for us poor trusting folks?

Signs In The Sky? We’ll Soon Find Out …

Signs In The Sky? We’ll Soon Find Out …

This probably belongs in a round file labeled “weird stuff” or “… hmm …”, but I simply couldn’t resist this rather amazing bag of serious coincidences. While everyone has by now heard of the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse, there is quite a bit more to the story here. New Madrid, MO. Seven Ninevah’s. Seven planet lineups. We’ll soon find out …

Coping: Plan A: Ignore. Plan B: Denial. Plan C: Smart?

Coping: Plan A: Ignore. Plan B: Denial. Plan C: Smart?

I used to think that Ignore/Denial/Smart responses were mutually exclusive endpoints in how we generally address very tough situations. Such as what’s happening today – chaos, power-madness, wars, disease, politics, … – and all proceeding unpredictably. No longer. I now see these as three essential process steps that can help each of us deal effectively – cope – with our own world mess.

Our Veneer of Civilization Has Become Frightening Thin

Our Veneer of Civilization Has Become Frightening Thin

Civil society seems to be disintegrating, not just here but all over the world. Does this portend a civilization collapse, or just a Great Reset? Is “civilization” simply a thin layer – a veneer – over the beast of humanity? Or is this simply a huge complex system reconfiguring itself around a new technological reality? Something very big is happening, for sure. Globally.

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Worldview 2 for planning and action.
Worldview 2 for Planning and Action
A worldview for proactive planning and action.
A Worldview for Proactive Planning and Action
Big changes are coming to this website ... and to the world.
Big Changes Coming to This Website … and The World
Dumb advice: Stop playing the game. Just stop.
Dumb Advice: Stop Playing the Game. Just Stop.
Believing the unbelievable? We all do. Why?
Believing the Unbelievable? We All Do. Why?
The tipping point: Are we close to it yet?
The Tipping Point: Are We Close To It Yet?
Trust. So important. So hard to gain. So easy to lose.
Trust. So Important. So Hard to Gain. So Easy to Lose.
Signs in the sky? We'll soon find out ...
Signs In The Sky? We’ll Soon Find Out …
Coping: Plan A: Ignore. Plan B: Denial. Plan C: Smart?
Coping: Plan A: Ignore. Plan B: Denial. Plan C: Smart?
Our veneer of civilization has become frighteningly thin.
Our Veneer of Civilization Has Become Frightening Thin
Information Overload, Misinformation, Disinformation
World War III is underway – but not as expected.
World War III Is Underway – But Not As Expected
Something really strange and troubling is going on with the World Health Organization (WHO), a UN agency, and the World Economic Forum (WEF). From its initial charter as an advisory agency, WHO today seems to be taking on a much greater and more active role – for a “Disease X” pandemic yet. Do you know what this is all about? I sure didn’t.
Who Is WHO? The Great Resetter, Maybe?
You can fool enough of the people nearly all of the time.
You Can Fool Enough of the People Nearly All of the Time
Why do we have so many truly bad leaders?
Why Do We Have So Many Truly Awful Leaders?
Good riddance 2023. Welcome 2024. Maybe ...
Good Riddance 2023. Welcome 2024. Maybe …
We already own almost nothing, but are we happy yet?
We Already Own Almost Nothing, But Are We Happy Yet?
The breaking point.
The Breaking Point
First a Neolithic Revolution, then an Industrial Revolution. What's next?
First a Neolithic Revolution, Then an Industrial Revolution. What’s Next?
15-minute cities – prisons, or opportunities?
15-Minute Cities – Prisons, or Opportunities?
How can you fix a broken system? You can't. It fixes itself.
How Can You Fix a Broken System? You Can’t. It Fixes Itself.
What is freedom, and do we really want it?
What Is Freedom, and Do We Really Want It?
Why are we so obedient and compliant?
Why Are We So Obedient and Compliant?
Does anybody know what is really going on?
Does Anybody Know What Is Really Going On?
WEF's Great Reset so far. 2023 Scorecard.
WEF’s Great Reset So Far: 2023 Scorecard
War is not part of human nature. True?
War Is Not Part of Human Nature. True?
Are you essential or non-essential? Or maybe both.
Are You Essential or Non-Essential? Or Maybe Both.
Predicting our near-future: is this really possible?
Predicting Our Near-Future: Is This Really Possible?
How many organizations today are effectively leaderless?
How Many Organizations Today Are Effectively Leaderless?
Is it unfair to be angry with "gullible" people?
Is It Unfair To Be Angry With “Gullible” People?
The world is getting greatly reset, but not as planned.
The World Is Getting Greatly Reset, But Not As Planned
Is System D a solution for what's coming? Part 2.
Is System D a Solution for What’s Coming? Part 2.
Is System D a solution for what's coming?
Is System D a Solution for What’s Coming?
Is this still money? Kind of, but not for much longer.
Is This Still Money? Kind of, But Not For Much Longer.
Survival of the fittest? Not.
Survival of the Fittest? Not.
Gold Is Not the Answer for Hard-Times Survival
Beliefs and stories, not facts, actually rule the world.
Beliefs and Stories, Not Facts, Actually Rule the World
Our amazing new digital world has arrived.
Our Amazing New Digital World Has Arrived
Has our world reached terminal complexity at last?
Has Our World Reached Terminal Complexity At Last?
Facts Do Not Matter. Then What Does?
Human nature never changes. But what is human nature?
Human Nature Never Changes. But What Is Human Nature?
Are you ready for life in your 15-minute city?
Are You Ready for Life in Your 15-Minute City?
Have we arrived at peak climate change?
Have We Arrived At Peak Climate Change?
Governing by emergencies.
Governing By Emergencies
Inflation has become "Greedflation"?
Inflation Has Become “Greedflation”?
You Will Own Nothing and Be Happy. How Does That Work?
What can we really do – to make a difference?
What Can We Really Do – To Make a Difference?
With One Health, One Everything is here.
With One Health, One Everything Is Here
Who will really lose their job to ChatGPT and kin?
Who Will Really Lose Their Job to ChatGPT and Kin?
When will money not be money? July 2023.
When Will Money Not Be Money? July 2023
Are people -- us -- becoming obsolete?
Are People — Us — Becoming Obsolete?
AI, transhumanism, and superintelligence.
AI, Transhumanism, and Superintelligence
Our brave new world.
Our Brave New World
Trust. Is it being destroyed?
Trust. Is It Being Destroyed?
Are we already ruled by AI? Sure looks like it.
Are We Already Ruled By AI? Sure Looks Like It.
In the real world, chaos is normal and good.
In the Real World, Chaos Is Normal and Good
When money is no longer money. Like today.
When Money Is No Longer Money. Like Today.
We are living in a leadership vacuum.
We Are Living in a Leadership Vacuum
A world ruled by AI? Not likely, but ...
A World Ruled By Superhuman AI? Not Likely, But …
Deepfakes — yet another joy from AI technology.
Deepfakes — Yet Another Joy From AI Technology
“We are no longer mysterious souls; we are now hackable animals”. So says an influential advisor to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Is this true? This is a very smart guy. Why would he even say such a thing if it isn’t true in at least some respects? If true, what exactly might this mean for us about-to-be-hacked folks?
Brain Hacking? Science and Tech Run Amok.
Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
Artificial intelligence — getting real with ChatGPT?
Artificial Intelligence — Getting Real With ChatGPT?
Decentralization and diversity: Keys to survival
Decentralization and Diversity: Keys to Survival
Blockchain technology, digital money, and digital everything.
Blockchain Technology, Digital Money, Digital Everything
Cryptocurrencies are dead. Why? CBCDs. Maybe.
Cryptocurrencies Are Dead. Why? CBDCs. Maybe.
Democracy? Who needs it when we've got G3P.
Democracy? Who Needs It When We’ve Got G3P
Living in the Metaverse – our new virtual space.
Living In The Metaverse — Our New Virtual Space
The world's systems are collapsing. Good news?
The World’s Systems Are Collapsing. Good News?
Are we becoming Calhoun Mice?
Are We Becoming Calhoun Mice?
Do we really need government? Unfortunately, yes.
Do We Really Need Government? Unfortunately, yes.
Digital ID's for surveillance. Digital money for control.
Digital ID’s For Surveillance. Digital Money For Control.
Say hello to your new digital self.
Say Hello To Your New Digital Self
We don't learn from history. We learn from experience.
We Don’t Learn From History. We Learn From Experience.
The Fed will fix inflation? Yeah, sure ...
The Fed Will Fix Inflation? Yeah, Sure …
End of the world — supply chain & shortages version.
End of the World — Supply Chain & Shortages Version
Can we survive in our super-fragile world?
Can We Survive In Our Super-Fragile World?
Things are really heating upt! Are you feeling CRISPR yet?
Things Are Really Heating Up! Are You Feeling CRISPR Yet?
Quiet-quitting, if real, is self-destructive.
Quiet-Quitting, If Real, Is Self-Destructive
Planning for huge employee losses due to causes.
Planning for Huge Employee Losses Due to Causes
Digital money isn't money. Perhaps a Tool of Control?
Digital Money Isn’t Money. Perhaps a Tool of Control?
Are you ready to be transhumanized? Include me out.
Are You Ready To Be Transhumanized? Include Me Out.
The great unraveling? Done. Crisis phase? Getting wild.
The Great Unraveling? Done. Crisis Phase? Getting Wild
We have met the enemy, and he is us.
We Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Us
You can't fix it if it isn't broken. Step 1: Break it.
You Can’t Fix It If It Isn’t Broken. Step 1: Break It
We all need to belong, don't we?
We All Need To Belong, Don’t We?
The ESG Leash on Business Tightens — While Good Suffers
The ESG Leash on Business Tightens — While Good Suffers
Is 'Common Good Capitalism' actually good?
Is ‘Common Good Capitalism’ Actually Good?
Those who do not learn from history are incredibly valuable.
Those Who Do Not Learn From History Are Incredibly Valuable
Living is a vital hard-way learning process.
Living Is a Vital Hard-Way Learning Process
What is the Council for Inclusive Capitalism?
What Is the Council for Inclusive Capitalism?
Mass formation hypnosis = totalitarianism? Not likely
Mass Formation Hypnosis = Totalitarianism?
Do we have 'creative destruction', or just plain 'destruction'?
Do We Have ‘Creative Destruction’, or Just Plain ‘Destruction’?
Is artificial intelligence really becoming self-aware?
Is Artificial Intelligence Really Becoming Self-Aware?
What is the real story on inflation today
What Is the “Real” Story On Inflation Today?
Random memories from a long life - Part 2
Random Memories From A Long Life — Part 2
Random memories from a long life.
Random Memories From a Long Life
Making a case for not-prepping
Making a Case for Not-Prepping
Meet the world's new Mr. Big: Can he regain trust?
Meet the World’s New Mr. Big: Can He Regain Trust?
Why are we all so agreeable?
Part 2. Why Are We All So Agreeable?
What is money, and why are we all so agreeable?
What Is Money, and Why Are We All So Agreeable?
Understanding and strengthening your points of vulnerability
Understanding and Strengthening Your Points of Vulnerability
The way forward: A new life for me. Maybe for all of us.
The Way Forward: A New Life for Me. Maybe for All of Us.
The Great Resignation isn't so great after all.
The Great Resignation Isn’t So Great After All
The New World (Dis)Order has arrived: Is ordo ab chao next?
The New World (Dis)Order Has Arrived: Is Ordo Ab Chao Next?
Is Russia killing the WEF's Great Reset globalization plans?
Is Russia Killing the WEF’s Great Reset Globalization Plans?
Welcome to the rental economy. Maybe.
Welcome to the Rental Economy. Maybe.
Hope for the best, plan for the worst: but how?
Hoping for the Best, Planning for the Worst: But How?
Can we survive a nuclear World War III? Of course!
Can We survive a Nuclear World War III? Of Course!
Business unit size is so important. Do you know why?
Business Unit Size Is So Important. Do You Know Why?
Can resilience prevent business failure
Can Resilience Prevent Business Failure?
Why is our leadership so often failing to lead today?
Why Is Our Leadership So Often Failing To Lead Today?
Are you a package of marketable skills or a person?
Are You a Package of Marketable Skills, or a Person?
How are the Great Resetters doing? Are we reset yet?
How Are The Great Resetters Doing? Are We Reset Yet?
Can you avoid Mass Formation Psychosis?
Can You Avoid Mass Formation Psychosis?
Job-work quality and the Great Resignation
Job-Work Quality and the Great Resignation
Herd behavior and the madness of crowds
Herd Behaviour and the Madness of Crowds
Can whatever-is-wrong-today be fixed? Like population?
Can Whatever-Is-Wrong-Today Be Fixed? Like Population?
Inflation is unavoidable, necessary, and very dangerous
Inflation Is Unavoidable, Necessary — and Very Dangerous
Is the Great Reset being reset – maybe even greatly?
Is The “Great Reset” Being Reset — Maybe Even Greatly?
Are you self-employable? Entrepreneur material?
Are You Self-Employable? Entrepreneur Material?
The Great Resignation is upon us
The Great Resignation Tsunami Is Upon Us
Designing remote work: Job definition, productivity, and accountability
Designing Remote Work: Job Definition, Productivity, and Accountability
Managing remote workers effectively is very different
Managing Remote Workers Effectively Is Very Different
Is inflation real? If so, is this good or bad?
Is Inflation Real? If So, Is This Good or Bad?
Is the push for back-to-the-office a very big mistake?
Is the Back-to-the-Office Push a Very Big Mistake?
Shortages of Everything: Why, and What to Do? Part 3
Shortages of “Everything”: Why, and What To Do? Part 3.
Shortages of Everything: Why and What to Do? Part 2
Shortages of “Everything”: Why, and What To Do? Part 2.
Shortages of Everything: Why and What to Do. Part 1
Shortages of “Everything”: Why, and What To Do? Part 1.
Learning the hard way really works
Learning the Hard Way Really Works: How So, and Where?
Resilience is much more than risk management
Resilience Is Much More Than Risk Management
The Fourth Turning at work: Crisis time is here.
The Fourth Turning at Work: Crisis Time Is Here
Is your work-life balance becoming unbalanced again?
Is Your Work-Life Balance Becoming Unbalanced Again?
You'll own nothing and you'll be happy about it
You’ll Own Nothing And You’ll Be Happy About It
Complex problems have no simple answers
Complex Problems Have No Simple Answers
Is Darwin at it again? If so, adaptability wins
Is Darwin At It Again? If So, Adaptability Wins
Freelancing to survive and thrive in times of COVID
Freelancing to Survive and Thrive in Times of COVID
If you can't measure it, you can't manage or improve it
If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage (Improve) It
Business resilience the hard way
How To Avoid Finding Out Your Business Resilience The Hard Way
Reinventing work and the workplace
Reinventing Work and the Workplace — Thanks to COVID
Business coaching - myth vs. reality
Business Coaching — Myth vs. Reality
Predicting the unpredictable
Predicting the Unpredictable
Adaptability is vital for success today
Adaptability Is Vital for Success Today: How To Improve Yours
Can we continue to continue?
Can We “Continue to Continue”? Of Course, But Differently. Here’s How …
At last. Finally. Things are going back to normal.
At Last. Finally. Things Are Going Back to Normal. Wanna Bet?
When facts aren't real: Managing in an unreal reality
When Facts Aren’t Real: Managing in an Unreal Reality
Will automation and AI makes us obsolete?
Will Automation and AI Make Us Obsolete? No, Not Really. Here’s Why
Leadership - what it is not and why so important today
Leadership: What It Isn’t and Why It Is So Important Today
What's with the shortages explosion?
What’s with the Shortages Explosion?
Are you ready for emergence? It's the next big thing
Are You Ready for Emergence? It’s the Next Big Thing
Creative Destruction: How to Be a Winner
Creative Destruction: How to Be a Winner, Not a Victim
Complexity - A Hidden Black Swan?
Complexity: A Hidden Black Swan?
Always Darkest Before the Dawn
Always Darkest Before the Dawn
No Problems Just Challenges
Problems? No, Just Challenges
Managing in World of Fear
Managing in a World of Fear
Leadership - what to do if no answer
Leadership: What To Do When You Don’t Know the Answer
An agile business model
An Agile Business Model for Turbulent Times (Maybe Forever)
Why you need to do a business vulnerability assessment
Planning for the Unforeseeable and Improbable
The Great Reset survival guidelines
The Great Reset: A Survival Guide for Businesses
Myth of the 4-day workweek
Myth of the Four-Day Work Week
Groupthink - creativity and innovation killer?
Groupthink: Creativity and Innovation Killer?
Big changes in busyer behavior
Big Changes in Buyer Behavior That Are Becoming Permanent
How fragile is your business
How Fragile Is Your Business and Why Is This So Important?
Societies and economies collapsing
Societies and Economies Have Been Collapsing Forever. Why Are We Still Here?
Are we all gonna die
Are We All Gonna Die? How To Increase Your Survival Odds
Specialization can be deadly
Specialization Can Be Deadly Today — Diversify to Ensure Long-Term Survival
Big storm clouds ahead
Big Storm Clouds Ahead: Win by Taking Advantage of Reality
Normalcy bias + cognitive dissonance
Is Normalcy Bias + Cognitive Dissonance Part of the New Normal?
Now is the time to think small
Now Is the Time to Think Small
Business resilience in an unstable world
Business Resilience — Staying Flexible in an Increasingly Brittle World
Economic system collapsing
Is Our Economic System Collapsing, or Just Changing?
Is the Office Really Dead?
Is the Office Really Dead, or Will It Return — as a Zombie?
Dont DO Innovation
Don’t DO Innovation — BE Innovation
To COVID or Not to COVID
To COVID, or Not to COVID, That is the Question
Perception is the real reality
Perception Is The Real Reality
Tail wags the dog
The Tail Really Does Wag the Dog — But Only If It Exceeds 10% of the Dog
Survival of the Fittest
What Does “Survival of the Fittest” Mean for Business Leaders in the Chaotic Time of COVID-19?
Lockdowns as Opportunity?
Lockdowns as Opportunity? How Can This Be Compassionate?
Expertosis and the wisdom of crowds
Expertosis — Experts and Wisdom of Crowds vs. Reality
Agility and Adaptability
Agility + Adaptability are Key to Success in the New Whatever
Missing smiles
The Missing Smile
Business people maxed out
Are You Maxed Out Yet?
Age of Disorder
Are We Entering an “Age of Disorder”?
Charles Darwin
Did I Just Hear Darwin Saying “Told Ya”?
The Past Is Gone
The Past Is Gone: “Whatever” Is Replacing It
Stabily as the New Normal
Is “Stability” the “New Normal”?
Forecasting in the New Normal
Forecasting in the New Normal
What's Coming Next?
What’s Coming Next? Maybe You Don’t Have to Know
The Growing Chasm
The Growing Chasm Between Understanding and Action
High Fixed Cost Business
Managing a High Fixed Cost Business Today
Battlefield skills
Battlefield Skills for Managing a Business in Times of Crisis