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11/25/12
Strategic and Tactical Thinking. Taxes-2013, Surviving Progress and Blind spots
Filed under: Position Searching, Mature professionals, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 7:59 pm

It is possible to get caught in logical thinking
traps.  {It affects many of our careers and career
management decisions.}

Recently,  I viewed a video “Surviving Progress” that I
encourage knowledge workers in all endeavors to
study on making a difference and passing things forward.

It seems to be based on a book and a lecture series
by Ronald Wright that the pace of change of culture
and human thinking has moved at a much faster rate
compared to natural evolution of organisms and natural
systems.  It deals with controversial subject matter, like
  rationalizing what progress is,
  concentration of and perspectives on wealth, and
  possible solutions to what this problem might be,
including synthetic biology and “planetary brains”
[Internet networks]. 

No lie, these kinds of ‘future dilemmas’ have been
forecast many times in the past.  How real is this
strategic thinking? You be the judge.

This brings up the central focus of the blog item–
strategic vs. tactical thinking. 
The Haines Centre
for strategic Managemen
t outlines their
differences:

Strategic                                    Tactical
central organizing statement    day to day actions
spin put on things                      tools or things spun
road map for plan                      vehicles for the trip
doing the right things                doing things right
concept                                       execution
organizing glue                           what gets glued
focused                                       many topics
mental. intangibles                     action oriented
verb led statements                    nouns

Tactical Thinking
TAX MOVES BEFORE 2013
SOURCE:  WSJ 11-24-12, P B7
As an example of tactical thinking consider investing
in assets as pointed out in a recent article. 
Laura Saunders moves up in time the fiscal cliff before
any formal actions have been taken, supposing that the
future can be estimated.  The comments on this article
reveal the other extreme of thinking to financial
actions we can take and possible outcomes based
on estimates of future economic changes.

Interestingly much of this is reflexive and at
best short term thinking that will benefit only a
few.  The few who benefit are often those
stirring up the pot of uncertainty.

HALF LIFE OF FACTS by S. Arbesman

Testable facts change and knowledge as we
understand it is in flux.  The flux as Arbesman
describes is due by error, correction, newness,
new measurements and methods and flaws in
the human thinking
process.


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