4th and 5th Day of Christmas – Filters, Chunks, and Levers

2017 2018If you are working on your 2017 close-out and 2018 planning inventory here are some insights that might be beneficial. Some of the categories you might use will be common (my three macro filters are Thinking, Consuming, Contributing) and some will be unique to your circumstances. The concept remains the same. Your efficiency and peace of mind will increase exponentially by filtering your content and agendas.

CREi FiltersEarly in my thirty-five years of developing, owning and managing a complex portfolio of real estate came the realization that you can’t manage real estate. But there are 12 Component Costs of Real Estate (CCR) filters that together define the manifestation and maintenance of every single property. Manage those 12 components and de-facto the real estate is managed.
David Mills, Founder CEO of CREinFocus

Two Second AdvantageChunking, then, is the creation inside the brain of super-efficient mental models that process events in a flash – and it is a huge factor in talent among individuals… If those chunked mental models are responsible for talent in humans, some version of chunking or modeling ought to be a way to build talent into machines.
. . . Talented people don’t need to have a vision of the future ten years out or even ten days out. They need a highly probable prediction just far enough ahead to see an opening or opportunity an instant before the competition. That’s true for athletes, artists, business-people, or anyone in any field.
Vivek Ranadive, Founder CEO of TIBCO with Kevin Maney in The Two-Second Advantage.

Emergent HumanistThen, only in the past few days, comes the notion of levers.
Humanist Future Trends 2020: Peter Vander Auwera by Rudy de Waele was published only a few short days ago. Peter used the term levers in describing five trends that in his words, ‘could enable high-quality advancement for a humanist future.’

Three words and two concepts: filters and chunking; and levers. Put these into play in your own thinking, organization, and doing, and you will be glad you did.


About David Mills

David is the Founder, Catalyst, and Co-creator of Workplace Hidden Opportunities. Workplace Hidden Opportunities is an information management Specialized Knowledge Platform™ (SKP™) focused exclusively on the workplace and corporate real estate. Together with the W100 a book by the same title is in progress.
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