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HOW THE
WORLD
WORKS
ACTIVITIES
SECTORS
STREAMS
STATE
ALL THE
CAPITALS
ACTORS
PEOPLE
ORGANIZATIONS
PRODUCTS
STUFF
CONSUMPTION
PLACE
COMMUNITIES
COUNTRIES
PEOPLE
QUALITY
OF LIFE
NATURE
SOURCE of
all VALUE
ECONOMY
MONEY
LIQUIDITY
TRUEVALUE
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STRATEGY
Date: 2018-12-18 Page is: DBtxt001.php L07-ACTIVITIES-SECTORS-STREAMS

ACTIVITIES / SECTORS / STREAMS
SECTORS / INDUSTRIES
STREAMS / STRANDS / STRINGS
PRODUCTS / PROCESSES

ACTIVITIES should be managed for
ALL the CAPITALS and the TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE
SOCIAL IMPACT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ECONOMIC IMPACT
There is a cost of living to support quality of life
There are contributions that people make
There is net benefit AND change to capitals (hopefully positive)
There are storms, earthquakes and natural disasters
Ecosystem services are a source of all value
There is net benefit AND change to capitals (mostly negative)
There are operating costs for all oconomic activities
There are benefits from economic activity
There is net benefit AND change to capitals (hopefully positive)
SECTORS / INDUSTRIES
Have deep technical competence that is valuable
STREAMS / STRANDS / STRINGS
All about the complexity of the impacts activities have on everything
PROCESSES / PRODUCTS
Key to system performance ... the activity that produces the goods / services
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STREAMS / STRANDS / STRINGS
IMPACTS ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE LIFE CYCLE
Open L070-SS-STREAMS-STRANDS-STRINGS
SECTORS / INDUSTRIES
A LOT OF SPECIALIZATION AT THE SECTOR / INDUSTRY LEVEL
Open L070-SI-SECTORS-INDUSTRIES
PROCESSES
THE EFFICIENCY OF PROCESSES IS IMPORTANT
Open L070-PC-PROCESSES
PRODUCTS
PRODUCTS FLOW THROUGH THE SYSTEM END TO END
Open L070-PD-PRODUCTS
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In Page Navigation
SECTORS / INDUSTRIES ... STREAMS / STRANDS / STRINGS ... PRODUCTS / PROCESSES
ARMS / MILITARY INDUSTRY COMPLEX GoTo #ARMS
BAD BUSINESS GoTo #BAD-BUSINESS
BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES GoTo #BFS
BUSINESS GoTo #BUSINESS
CLIMATE GoTo #CLIMATE
CONSTRUCTION GoTo #CONSTRUCTION
CONSUMPTION GoTo #CONSUMPTION
CROSS-CUTTING-FLOWS GoTo #CROSS-CUTTING-FLOWS
FARMING / FOOD / AGRICULTURE / FISHERIES GoTo #FFAF
ENERGY GoTo #ENERGY
GOVERNMENT / GOVERNANCE GoTo #GG
HEALTH GoTo #HEALTH
KNOWLEDGE / EDUCATION / TRAINING GoTo #KET
EMPLOYMENT / JOBS / WORK / WAGES GoTo #EJWW
MANUFACTURING GoTo #MNFG
MATERIALS (with PRODUCTS) GoTo #PRODUCTS-MATERIALS
MEDIA / COMMUNICATIONS / ADVERTISING GoTo #MCA
MINING GoTo #MINING
NATURAL CAPITAL / ECOSYSTEM SERVICES GoTo #NC-ECOSYSTEM
NATURAL CAPITAL / DEGRADATION GoTo #NC-DEGRADATION
NATURAL CAPITAL / DEPLETION GoTo #NC-DEPLETION
SOCIAL CAPITAL / PEOPLE GoTo #SC-PEOPLE
PRODUCTS (with MATERIALS) GoTo #PRODUCTS-MATERIALS
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES GoTo #PROFESSIONAL
TRANSPORT / LOGISTICS GoTo #TRANSPORT
REAL ESTATE GoTo #REAL-ESTATE
RECREATION / SPORTS / ARTS GoTo #RSA
WATER / SANITATION GoTo #WASH

SECTORS / INDUSTRIES
In depth development of important technology has been enabled by specialization within sectors
Open L070-SI-SECTORS-INDUSTRIES
STREAMS / STRANDS / STRINGS
Everything has multiple impacts through the life cycle and through different parts of the socio-enviro-economic system
Open L070-SS-STREAMS-STRANDS-STRINGS
PRODUCTS
In depth development of important technology has been enabled by specialization within sectors
Open L070-PD-PRODUCTS
PROCESSES
In depth development of important technology has been enabled by specialization within sectors
Open L070-PC-PROCESSES

ENGINEERING / TECHNOLOGY
The effectiveness of the ENGINEERING and TECHNOLOGY determines tha capabilities of every industry in the socio-enviro-economic system
Open L070-ET-ENGINEERING-TECHNOLOGY
INFRASTRUCTURE
The efficiency of the infrastructure determines to a great extent the efficiency of the socio-enviro-economic system as a whole.
Open L070-IF-INFRASTRUCTURE

ORGANIZATIONS
MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF ORGANIZATION Open L070-OG-ORGANIZATIONS
Navigation to more news and views about specific organizations Open L020-OG-ORGANIZATIONS
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ARMS / MILITARY INDUSTRY COMPLEX GO TOP
Arms
Open L0700-SI-Arms
ARMS TRAFFICKING
Open L0300-Arms-Trade
MILITARY INDUSTRY COMPLEX
Open L0700-SI-MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL-COMPLEX
Military
Open L0700-SI-Military
MILITARISM / MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL-COMPLEX
Open L0700-SS-MILITARISM

BAD BUSINESS GO TOP
CORRUPTION
POPPY FARMING
TAX AVOIDANCE
DRUG TRAFFICKING
If there is profit to be made, there will be people who will do it. This is one of the issues that is central to the dysfunction of the modern global socio-enviro-economic system that has alevated profit and money wealth as the dominant proxy for success. Making money doing good is fine ... but making money on top of evil is not!
Open L0700-SS-DRUG-TRAFFICKING
HUMAN TRAFFICKING
If there is profit to be made, there will be people who will do it. This is one of the issues that is central to the dysfunction of the modern global socio-enviro-economic system that has alevated profit and money wealth as the dominant proxy for success. Making money doing good is fine ... but making money on top of evil is not!
Open L0700-SS-HUMAN-TRAFFICKING

BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES GO TOP
BANKING-FINANCIAL-SERVICES
Open L0700-SI-BANKING-FINANCIAL-SERVICES
INVESTMENT
Open L0700-SI-INVESTMENT
MONEY
Open L0700-SS-MONEY
MONEY-LIQUIDITY Open L070-ML-MONEY-LIQUIDITY
L0700-SS-BF-BANKING-FINANCE Open L0700-SS-BF-BANKING-FINANCE
L0700-SS-BF-Central-Banks Open L0700-SS-BF-Central-Banks
L0700-SS-BF-Investment-Managers Open L0700-SS-BF-Investment-Managers
L0700-SS-BF-Personal-Finance Open L0700-SS-BF-Personal-Finance
L0700-SS-BF-Stock-Markets Open L0700-SS-BF-Stock-Markets

BUSINESS GO TOP
BUSINESS-ORGANIZATIONS
Business organizations have been one of the most important drivers of socio-economic progress over the last 200 years. They have responded to profit motivation but not so much to the issue of the associated environmental degradation. Business organizations more than any other segment of the socio-enviro-economic system must change to make the world a better place.
Open L0700-SS-BUSINESS-ORGANIZATIONS

THE PURPOSE OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITY / BUSINESS
The original purpose of economic activity was to improve and maintain quality of life for an individual and the family. For most of recent history there has been a favorable relationship between the profit performance of an organization and the wages of people, which in turn improved and maintained quality of life. This assumption is baked into much of the socio-enviro-economic analysis that is routinely reported to the public. However, in the past 40 years productivity has increased at a fast pace, with the result that less and less people are needed for the same level of production. The dynamic is more productivity leads to less labor and more profit ... in other words a good result for owners of the organization and a bad result for working people and society as a whole. MDIA accounts for not only the impact on the organization, but the impact on people and the impact on place (society).

CLIMATE GO TOP
L0700-SS-CLIMATE Open L0700-SS-CLIMATE
L0700-SS-CLIMATE-CHANGE-GHG Open L0700-SS-CLIMATE-CHANGE-GHG
L0700-XR-Climate-Change Open L0700-XR-Climate-Change

CONSTRUCTION GO TOP
CONSTRUCTION
Open L0700-SS-CONSTRUCTION
BUILDING-MATERIALS
Open L0700-SS-BUILDING-MATERIALS

CONSUMPTION GO TOP
CONSUMPTION
Open L0700-SS-CONSUMPTION
Consumption ... an Existential Risk
Open L0700-XR-Consumption
ADVERTISING ... Enabling and promoting more and more consumption
Open L0700-SS-ADVERTISING

CROSS CUTTING FLOWS GO TOP
CONSUMPTION
Open L0700-SS-CONSUMPTION
PAYROLL
Open L0700-SS-PAYROLL
LIFESTYLE
Open L0700-SS-LIFESTYLE

FARMING / FOOD / AGRICULTURE / FISHERIES GO TOP
FOOD
Open L0700-SS-FOOD
AGRICULTURE / CROP AGRICULTURE
Open L0700-SI-AGRICULTURE-CROP
AGRICULTURE / LIVESTOCK AGRICULTURE
Open L0700-SI-AGRICULTURE-LIVESTOCK
AGRICULTURE / CROPS
Agriculture / Farming is one of the very large users of land, water and a major cause of degraded natural systems and source of pollution
Open L0700-SS-Agriculture-Crop-Farming
AGRICULTURE / DAIRY FARMING
Agriculture / Farming is one of the very large users of land, water and a major cause of degraded natural systems and source of pollution
Open L0700-SS-Agriculture-Dairy-Farming
FISH AND SEAFOOD
Open L0700-SS-FISH-AND-SEAFOOD
FISHERIES
Open L0700-SI-FISHERIES
FISH FARMING (Aquaculture)
Open L0700-SI-FISH-FARMING
FISH FARMING (Aquaculture)
Open L0700-SI-fish-seafood-sector

ENERGY GO TOP
ENERGY
Open L0700-SI-ENERGY
ENERGY
Open L0700-SS-ENERGY
POWER
Open L0700-SS-POWER

GOVERNMENT / GOVERNANCE GO TOP
GOVERNMENT-PUBLIC-SECTOR
Open L0700-SI-GOVERNMENT-PUBLIC-SECTOR
POLICE
Open L0700-SI-POLICE
POLITICS
Open L0700-SI-POLITICS

HEALTH GO TOP
HEALTH
Open L0700-SI-HEALTH
PHARMACEUTICALS
The technology is impressive, but the industry is being driven far too much by profit maximization and stockholder benefit than for the best outcomes for people needing medication. This is a very sad state of affairs that must be addressed as a high priority. Good pain killers have morphed into opioid addiction and a tragic health crisis with in excess of 40,000 opioid related deaths in the USA in 2017
Open L0700-SS-PHARMACEUTICALS

KNOWLEDGE / EDUCATION / TRAINING GO TOP
EDUCATION
Open L0700-SI-EDUCATION
EDUCATION
Open L0700-SS-EDUCATION
KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge has been a major driver of progress in all of history, but especially in the last 200 years. There is more knowledge now than ever before about the big things like the universe and the tiny things that are important in the functioning of life itself. All of this is amazing. The challenge is to use it in the best possible way and for the right reasons.
Open L0700-SS-KNOWLEDGE
TECHNOLOGY
Open L0700-SI-TECHNOLOGY
TECHNOLOGY
Open L0700-SS-TECHNOLOGY

EMPLOYMENT / JOBS / WORK / WAGES GO TOP

MANAGEMENT GO TOP
MANAGEMENT
Open L0700-SS-MANAGEMENT
MANAGEMENT-GOALS
Open L0700-SS-MANAGEMENT-GOALS
MANAGEMENT-METRICS
Open L0700-SS-MANAGEMENT-METRICS

MANUFACTURING GO TOP
HEAVY INDUSTRY
Open L0700-SS-HEAVY-INDUSTRY
HEAVY INDUSTRY
Heavy industry has enabled materialism and a higher quality of life, but has also been a massive polluter of the environment consumer of natural capital in many different forms
Open L0700-SS-Heavy-Industry

PRODUCTS / MATERIALS GO TOP
PRODUCTS
Open L0700-SS-PRODUCTS
MATERIALS
Open L0700-SS-MATERIALS
Cement / Concrete
Open L0700-SI-Cement-Concrete
Iron-and-Steel
Open L0700-SI-Iron-and-Steel
Pulp-Paper
Open L0700-SI-Pulp-Paper

MEDIA / COMMUNICATIONS / ADVERTISING GO TOP
MEDIA
Open L0700-SI-MEDIA
SOCIAL MEDIA
Open L0700-SI-SOCIAL-MEDIA
ADVERTISING
Most advertising is done to make customers buy products and services. Very little advertising is used to inform people about things that are important, but more usually to misinform the public in ways that are all about more sales and profits for the advertisers. This is important because the consumption driven economic model is unsustainable with more and more degradation of natural capital. Advertising is also used more and more to influence elections, and is doing serious damage to the democratic process.
Open L0700-SS-ADVERTISING
MEDIA / JOURNALISM
Free and open journalism is an important component of a successful society ... recognized, for example in the First Amendment to the US Constitution. When good journalism disappears, society suffers. Where any particular segment of society controls the press and access to meaningful information whether it is business or politicians, the public at large pay the price. Social media and technology have challenged long established norms and many unintended and undesirable consequences are becoming increasingly apparent.
Open L0700-SS-MEDIA-JOURNALISM

MINING GO TOP
MINING
Mining is the first link in many supply chains. Large scale mining has huge environmental consequences, as well as major social disruption
Open L0700-SS-MINING
MINING Open L0700-SI-MINING

NATURAL CAPITAL / ECOSYSTEM SERVICES GO TOP
CLIMATE
The risks associated with climate change are being ignored by too many important decision makers in part because they are not being accounted for in an effective way.
Open L0700-SS-CLIMATE
ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
Open L0700-CS-NC-ECOSYSTEM-SERVICES
ENVIRONMENT
Open L0700-SS-ENVIRONMENT
PHOSPHOROUS CYCLE / BIOCHEMICAL FLOWS
Open L0700-SS-PHOSPHOROUS-CYCLE
NITROGEN CYCLE / BIOCHEMICAL FLOWS
Open L0700-SS-NITROGEN-CYCLE
POLLINATION SYSTEMS
An essential link in the reproduction of most plant life
Open L0700-SS-POLLINATION

NATURAL CAPITAL / DEGRADATION GO TOP
POLLUTION
Open L0700-SS-POLLUTION
ATMOSPHERIC DEGRADATION / GHGs
Though there is more understanding now than in, say 2010, of the vital importance of GHG in the atmosphere in relation to climate instability, the scale of the risk is still not fully appreciated.
Open L0700-SS-CLIMATE-CHANGE-GHG
WASTE
Open L0700-SI-WASTE

NATURAL CAPITAL / DEPLETION GO TOP

SOCIAL CAPITAL / PEOPLE GO TOP
PEOPLE
People are the most important part of the world we live in. Their happiness should be the main goal of all economic activity, and this should be done with the minimum of damage to natural capitlal.
Open L0700-SS-PEOPLE
POTENTIAL
Open L0700-SS-POTENTIAL
WAGES
Maybe the most important part of the socio-enviro-economic system is the 'wage' component. Everyone needs access to money in order to purchase basic needs, and then more to have a decent quality of life. Money may come from inherited wealth, but mostly money comes from income / wages associated with employment. The availability of employment is a complex issue, and what has happened in the past gives little guidance to what needs to happen in the future.
Open L0700-SS-WAGES
LABOR / JOBS / EMPLOYMENT

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES GO TOP
PROFESSIONS
Open L0700-SI-PROFESSIONS


PROFITS
Open L0700-SS-PROFITS
SEWER
Open L0700-SS-SEWER
SUPPLY-CHAIN
Open L0700-SS-SUPPLY-CHAIN
TAXATION
Open L0700-SS-TAXATION
TOXINS
Open L0700-SS-TOXINS
TRANSACTIONS
Open L0700-SS-TRANSACTIONS
TREES
Open L0700-SS-TREES

TRANSPORT / LOGISTICS GO TOP
LOGISTICS
Logistics have become an important part of the modern global economic system, combining huge improvements in the efficiency of the physical components of the system ... ports, cranes, ships, aircraft ... and the information technology that has made it possible to manage the system in a reliable manner.
Open L0700-SS-LOGISTICS
LOGISTICS
Logistics ... mainly ships, have made international trade possible and over time increasingly economically efficient. The application of engineering and technology to optimize for cost and profit performance has been impressive. Social and environmental innovation now needs to catch up.
Open L0700-SI-LOGISTICS
RAILWAYS
Open L0700-SI-RAIL-TRANSPORT
SEAPORTS
A critical choke point for efficient international trade. There have been massive improvements in productivity in the period since the 1950s as a result of containerization and use of computerized management practices.
Open L0700-SI-SEAPORTS
Shipping
Open L0700-SI-Shipping
TRANSPORT
Open L0700-SI-TRANSPORT
TRANSPORT
Open L0700-SS-TRANSPORT
TRANSPORT-AIRCRAFT
Open L0700-SI-TRANSPORT-AIRCRAFT

REAL ESTATE GO TOP

REAL ESTATE
Open L0700-SI-REAL-ESTATE

RECREATION / SPORTS / ARTS GO TOP
SPORTS
Open L0700-SI-SPORTS

WATER / SANITATION GO TOP

WATER / SEWER
Open L0700-SI-WATER-SEWER
WATER Open L0700-SS-WATER
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CONSTRAINTS
Good ideas are often stopped by constraints. Remove constraints and amazing results can be achieved. Quite small constraints can mean failure of otherwise good projects.
Open L0700-SS-CONSTRAINTS
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ORGANIZATIONS
More than anything else, ORGANIZATIONS are the most efficient way to get things done
Open L0700-SS-ORGANIZATIONS



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