policy {glossary}

policy glossary

david wiley quote


Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.      –Peter F. Drucker

imagine we simplify/humanize:



if you eat


 red tape ness


We’re suggesting a [new/old] narrative that cuts straight to the heart of the matter. One that questions the essence of what it means to be human and alive. One that questions if we are doing what matters with the hours of our days.
We’re suggesting, perhaps, a solution, an awareness, a betterment, …, that involves just two simple guidelines:

1. attachment – being known by someone. co-creating. being us.

2. authenticity – finding the thing you can’t not do. talking to yourself. being you. 

Imagine we become efficient at just those two things..

imagine pruning out the busyness of a day, by focussing on just two things.
[a typical district has 500+ policies.]

——attachment & authenticity

Unfortunately, when we aren’t experiencing a healthy attachment, we seek to satisfy that hunger in ways that rarely bring rest [ie: pleasing people, accolades/diplomas/degrees]. Too often, we let that longing for attachment trump authenticity. And then the cycle continues. We end up with 500 policies/rules for living each day. We end up getting little that matters done. We end up in unrest.               -paraphrase Gabor Mate

Work (school/whatever) is where we get the least done. – Jason Fried

Schools teach but a billionth of a percent of the knowledge in the world, yet we quibble endlessly about which billionth of a percent is important, and the order in which is should be presented.  

– Seymour Papert

Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.John Maeda.


a a a a a 1st page


school ditches rules




too much


.@davidgraeber on policy https://t.co/ntHr8gj4Zz

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/youngdayjob/status/824698268546273280


human\e   constitution ness

policy change

cfr (foreign policy)