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Date: 2017-11-23 Page is: DBtxt001.php L07-CONTEXT

CONTEXT
OVERVIEW / BACKGROUND / ISSUES / CONSTRAINTS / POSSIBILITIES

SYSTEMIC FAILURES / DYSFUNCTION / HUNGER / HOMELESSNESS / DESTRUCTION / POVERTY / MORALITY / KNOWLEDGE

GOOD PEOPLE STRUGGLING / AMAZING TECHNOLOGY / AMAZING POSSIBILITIES / MISSED OPPORTUNITIES
GO TOP
Civil war / Devastation / Genocide / Hunger / Homelessness / Poverty /

Moral Authority / Knowledge
CONTEXT
THE ARC OF HISTORY AND THE PRESENT STATE OF THE WORLD
Open L07-CONTEXT
OVERVIEW ... THE ARC OF HISTORY GO InPage CTX-1
TRENDS ... PROGRESS AND PERFORMANCE GO InPage CTX-2
ISSUES ... THOUSANDS OF ISSUES THAT CONSTRAIN SUCCESS GO InPage CTX-3
IDEAS ... THINKERS / POSSIBILITIES / ANALYTICAL FRAMING GO InPage CTX-4
Aleppo 2017

Biafra 1970

Genocide (Liberia)

Hunger (Kenya)

Frontier (Moon)

Albert Einstein

Desmond Tutu

OVERVIEW / THE ARC OF HISTORY
LOTS TO LEARN FROM HISTORY AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE
Even though there has been amazing technological progress, almost everyone seems to be disappointed with the way the world works because in large part, the world does not work very well.
There is more knowledge, there are more ideas, there are more thinkers, there are huge possibilities, but even with all of this there is rather little progress compared to what is needed and what is possible. Something important is missing, and part of this is the lack of a system of performance measurement that embraces everything that matters. With the right metrics, it will be easier to move from 'talk' to 'walk'.
This link shows material that was orignally prepared around 2000.
Open L070-OVERVIEW
TRENDS / PROGRESS AND PERFORMANCE
PROGRESS AND PERFORMANCE for the COMPLETE SOCIO-ENVIRO-ECONOMIC SYSTEM
Open L07-TRENDS
Progress and performance of the ECONOMY
GDP growth has been strong ... but does not correlate well with quality of life and standard of living in wealthy mature economies
Open L0700-PP-ECONOMY
Progress and performance of the ENVIRONMENT
Degradation of the environment has been ignored for most of modern history. There is a growing appreciation that this is not sustainable.
Open L0700-PP-ENVIRONMENT
Progress and performance of the FINANCIAL ECONOMY
There are powerful metrics about financial performance ... but nothing of equivalent power for other segments of the system
Open L0700-PP-FINANCIAL-ECONOMY
Progress and performance of the SOCIETY
Some elements of society have progressed well, but too many parts of society are not working well. The potential for major social dysruption must be addressed
Open L0700-PP-SOCIETY
ISSUES
THOUSANDS OF ISSUES NEED TO BE ADDRESSED ... SYSTEM DYSFUNCTION NEEDS SYSTEM SOLUTIONS
Around 15,000 webpages ... text about hundreds of important issues in chronological download sequence
Open L0200-ISSUES-Chrono
Navigate to thousands of issues ... navigation by issue. No one single silver bullet will work!
Open L0200-ISSUES-Alpha
Some KEY ISSUES
SELECTION of the top few key issues Open L0200-ISSUES-Clusters
CLIMATE CHANGE Open L0300-CLIMATE-CHANGE
SYSTEM DYSFUNCTION of a Complex System Open L0300-Systemic-Dysfunction
CONSTRAINTS that stop better progress and performance
Open L0300-Constraints
INADEQUATE METRICS that focus almost exclusively on money profit and wealth, ignoring society and environment.
Open L0300-Wrong-Metrics
IDEAS
Hundreds of ideas ... but not many get the traction needed to make a difference
Open L0200-IDEAS
THINKERS
People are responsible for ideas, and putting ideas into practice
Open L0200-THINKERS
POSSIBILITIES
Modern engineering enables amazing products offering huge possibilities for a better world
Open L0200-POSSIBILITIES
ANALYTICAL FRAMING
Many different ways to describe the system, but critical question is how well the system performs
Open L070-AF-ANALYTICAL-FRAMING



CONTEXT
OVERVIEW / BACKGROUND / ISSUES / CONSTRAINTS / POSSIBILITIES

SYSTEMIC FAILURES / DYSFUNCTION / HUNGER / HOMELESSNESS / DESTRUCTION / POVERTY / MORALITY / KNOWLEDGE

GOOD PEOPLE STRUGGLING / AMAZING TECHNOLOGY / AMAZING POSSIBILITIES / MISSED OPPORTUNITIES
Civil war / Devastation / Genocide / Hunger / Homelessness / Poverty /

Moral Authority / Knowledge
Genocide (Liberia)

Hunger (Kenya)

Frontier (Moon) Albert Einstein
OVERVIEW / THE ARC OF HISTORY
LOTS TO LEARN FROM HISTORY AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE
Even though there has been amazing technological progress, almost everyone seems to be disappointed with the way the world works because in large part, the world does not work very well.
There is more knowledge, there are more ideas, there are more thinkers, there are huge possibilities, but even with all of this there is rather little progress compared to what is needed and what is possible. Something important is missing, and part of this is the lack of a system of performance measurement that embraces everything that matters. With the right metrics, it will be easier to move from 'talk' to 'walk'.
This link shows material that was orignally prepared around 2000.
Open L070-OVERVIEW
THOUSANDS OF ISSUES
A MULTITUDE OF ISSUES NEED TO BE ADDRESSED ... SYSTEM DYSFUNCTION NEEDS SYSTEM SOLUTIONS
Around 15,000 webpages / papers about hundreds of important issues (chronological)
Navigation to resources by issue
Open L0200-ISSUES-TextFileNav

Open L0200-ISSUES

Open MAIN-NAV-#ISSUES
SYSTEMIC DYSFUNCTION OF A COMPLEX SYSTEM
AMAZING KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGY BUT UNSATISFACTORY PROGRESS AND PERFORMANCE
The global socio-enviro-economic system (SEES)comprising a PEOPLE dimension, a NATURE dimension and a PEOPLE BUILT (CREATED CAPITAL) dimension is massively interconnected.
Exponential growth in knowledge and the capabilities of technology, impressive growth in the wealth of owners, rather slow progress for ordinary working people.
Open L07-TVIA#SEES

Open L07-TVIA#SPP

Open L070-SEES
WRONG METRICS
METRICS ARE POWERFUL, BUT BEING USED MAINLY FOR THE BENEFIT OF A VERY FEW
Many of the aggregate measures of performance show improvement over time, but the diaaggregation of these measures show that a small number of people have done very well while most people have not. Management metrics are used to improve financial performance, but the same power is not applied for impact on people and society and the impact on nature and the environment.
Open L07-MEASURES#WRONG
IDEAS
HUNDREDS OF IDEAS ... BUT NOT MANY GET THE TRACTION NEEDED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Open L0200-IDEAS
THINKERS
PUTTING IDEAS INTO PRACTICE ... BUT VERY FEW ACHIEVE THE SCALE THAT NEEDED TO MAKE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE
Open L0200-THINKERS
CRITICAL CONSTRAINTS
CONSTRAINTS SOMETIMES DETERMINE PROGRESS AND PERFORMANCE MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE
POSSIBILITIES
MODERN TECHNOLOGY IS ENABLING AMAZING POSSIBILITIES
ANALYTICAL FRAMING / OPERATING CONSTRUCTS
MANY IDEAS ... ALL OF WHICH SHOULD BE MEASURED FOR EFFECTIVENESS
Open L070-AF-ANALYTICAL-FRAMING




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