Article PDF: 1.8.2 The Adaptive Loop

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Eight rules describing how our positions arise from the continual adaptation to changing conditions.

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This article describes how our challenge starts with being flooded with information on a daily basis. Without a system for filtering, organizing, and prioritizing that information, we end up with a confused, haphazard view of our strategic situation. We may see some aspects that are important but miss others that are much more important.

Learning these rules is important because this challenge is made more difficult by the continually distraction of events. Events demand our attention because they are happening now. What is close to us seems bigger than what is far away so whatever is happening now seems more important than what happened yesterday or the day before. But, from this same logic, what seems so important now will seem less so tomorrow. The challenge is knowledge which events are important and which are merely immediate.