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Forum Post: A Workable Plan

Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 29, 2011, 3:39 p.m. EST by mok (4)
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I'm a 74 year old retired planning engineer, I was one of the planners on the Alaskan Pipeline and the Apollo Program. As far as planning goes, I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly. Please understand I'm totally behind what this group is doing. Putting together a good plan is no easy task. So I offer the following advise: The first step is identifying goals and objectives. The next step is identifying activities required to meet those goals and objectives, the time durations and who is going to do them. The next step is to combine all the required activities in the proper sequence. You now have a workable plan and schedule. The final step is to monitor and revise it, as required. Now if you don't have a plan, you end up with people working at cross purposes with each other.

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[-] 2 points by npowell85 (249) from Montana City, Mt 2 years ago

I respect your years of experience and thank you for joining the cause. Maybe its that you haven't been reading enough of the forum yet, and I hope you will because we could use some sage advice, but I think you missed a step, respectfully. I think the first step must be to identify leadership in the form of organizers and spokesmen/women, and then proceed as you said. There is currently no leadership, and while I understand the sentiment behind that, I believe that without some form of administration we are destined to fail. What do you think of this?

[-] 1 points by mok (4) 2 years ago

Yes, I agree effective leadership is the critical first step. I suggest as a precursor to planning, when leaders do appear that the first thing to do is to develop a vision of how they want to see the world in the future. Because the 99%'ers cover such a wide spectrum, care must be given not to reflect party views such as capitalism, socialism, etc., etc. But to reflect human decency viewpoints.

[-] 1 points by npowell85 (249) from Montana City, Mt 2 years ago

See:

https://occupywallst.org/forum/umbrella-message-suggestion/

What do you think of something this generic? could you see the people uniting on a message like this? At least long enough to begin some real debate on more specific goals

[-] 1 points by Drache (1) 2 years ago

Leadership and objectives go hand-in-hand. Some type of leadership may be necessary for procedural things, like votes to determine objectives. However, once objectives are decided, the true leadership will come from those who can best express and accomplish those objectives.

[-] 1 points by GandhiKingMindset (124) 2 years ago

Agree. Great point. Working on editing this list so we can submit it to organizers. Many will deliberate, add, subtract and edit. Hopefully the result is that we'll have something to rally around soon. Here's a starting point at least: https://occupywallst.org/forum/proposed-list-of-demands-please-help-editadd-so-th/

[-] 1 points by littleg (452) 2 years ago

Thanks a lot.

[-] 1 points by ronimacarroni (1089) 2 years ago

Wow its an honor sir.

[-] 1 points by gawdoftruth (3698) from Santa Barbara, CA 2 years ago

i very much agree, lets get this movement organized. https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150409084095833

i have been told new sub forums are coming.

[-] 1 points by ronimacarroni (1089) 2 years ago

"This is the simple fact. I have understood what happens and forseen it, modeled it, simulated it,

I have created mental simulations of your civilization, tested them, and seen the outcomes.

I can do that. I am an aspie, I have aspergers Syndrome. And 20 phds worth of auto-didactic knowledge,

including simulation mechanics."

You have got to kidding me.

[-] 0 points by gawdoftruth (3698) from Santa Barbara, CA 2 years ago

no, i'm the gawd of truth, not comedy.

[-] 1 points by Unagodd (9) from Sacramento, CA 2 years ago

Thank you for your insight.