Strategy (from Greek στρατηγία stratēgia, “art of troop leader; office of general, command, generalship”) is a general plan to achieve one or more long-term or overall goals under conditions of uncertainty. In the sense of the “art of the general”, which included several subsets of skills including military tactics, siegecraft, logistics etc., the term came into use in the 6th century C.E. in Eastern Roman terminology, and was translated into Western vernacular languages only in the 18th century. From then until the 20th century, the word “strategy” came to denote “a comprehensive way to try to pursue political ends, including the threat or actual use of force, in a dialectic of wills” in a military conflict, in which both adversaries interact

based on military ness.. should be red flag enough

Strategy is important because the resources available to achieve goals are usually limited.

what’s important is that ie: 8b people know what enough is .. then resources aren’t limited..

Strategy generally involves setting goals and priorities, determining actions to achieve the goals, and mobilizing resources to execute the actions. A strategy describes how the ends (goals) will be achieved by the means (resources). Strategy can be intended or can emerge as a pattern of activity as the organization adapts to its environment or competes. It involves activities such as strategic planning and strategic thinking.

graeber grant law et al

Henry Mintzberg from McGill University defined strategy as a pattern in a stream of decisions to contrast with a view of strategy as planning, 

decision making is unmooring us law

while Henrik von Scheel defines the essence of strategy as the activities to deliver a unique mix of value – choosing to perform activities differently or to perform different activities than rivals.

focus on rivals.. red flag

thurman interconnectedness lawwhen you understand interconnectedness it makes you more afraid of hating than of dying – Robert Thurman 

while Max McKeown (2011) argues that “strategy is about shaping the future” and is the human attempt to get to “desirable ends with available means”. Dr. Vladimir Kvintdefines strategy as “a system of finding, formulating, and developing a doctrine that will ensure long-term success if followed faithfully.” Complexity theorists define strategy as the unfolding of the internal and external aspects of the organization that results in actions in a socio-economic context

complexity et al

let’s just focus on crazy/chaotic fittingness

imagine if we just focused on listening to the itch-in-8b-souls.. first thing.. everyday.. and used that data to augment our interconnectedness.. we might just get to a more antifragile, healthy, thriving world.. the ecosystem we keep longing for..

what the world needs most is the energy of 8b alive people


adding page this day:

@SimonFParker @WelshEcon @GrahamBrownlow @futuregencymru @solarpunk_girl I haven’t written about this because I think the whole world of strategy is basically a coping mechanism for people’s anxiety about uncertainty and their unmet need for control.

spot on

red flag we’re doing it/life wrong

Usually when people are looking for a strategy framework I think they’d be better served by therapy.

Original Tweet:

@SimonFParker @WelshEcon @GrahamBrownlow @futuregencymru @solarpunk_girl @NoraBateson Maybe there are a few rare visionaries who have exquisite foresight but for the rest of us I think the best strategic choices emerge from being okay with not knowing. IE the future is less surprising when you stop filtering the present thru your prior commitments and assumptions.

and less exhausting

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embracing uncertainty

carhart-harris entropy law


why not yet