First Rule and Past Tense are basic mental frameworks to help us understand life via two sides of the same coin – mortality. On the one hand is a biological imperative to perpetuate life as we know it. The other holds recognition of needs beyond the self, when we are taken out of the equation. Together these two offer useful perspective on decision-making. Past Tense is a periodic exercise uncovering existing connections sans us.
In relaying a resonant message for an intended audience, it helps to have a framework for concise conveyance. Using military constructs relaying how to build our message, we find structure to engage audiences with clarity. Used for sales, interviews, debate or relevant conversations, here are building blocks rarely discussed.
Absent Cassandra (Abssandra) is the outcome of knowing there is a question or issue we are required to solve - with no effective internal or external means or understanding to base our plans and programs on. The dangers we don't often admit are framed within the post.
Predictive intelligence is a small, resource-expensive analysis component - highly sought after by leadership and decision-makers who often lack understanding of the ask. This post presents initial assessment of predictive analysis requirements and considerations as a precursor to programme development.
In both design and function, the A-10 is the ugliest aerial beauty to behold. Practical considerations manifest in the planning, it offers examples we can apply to our organisations' operational resilience/ continuity of business/ cyber security design and implementation. When failure is a given rather than an option, look no further.
Issues - regardless of scale - often acquire similar responses when the systems are complex. This post looks at components of complex system issue response and reasoning behind it.
Louie Armstrong references aside, this post is a bit of a departure from the others. There is no BLUF, OpRes, or cyber. Instead it illustrates the world from a stoic (Marcus Aurelius/ Epictetus/ Seneca) philosophical standpoint. Your world.
Cassandra's paradox is knowing something will be missed, but not knowing what something is. It's missing what could be without understanding what could be.