What does a “broken OODA loop” look like?

In a comment to an earlier post, Duncan Kinder had suggested that: Broken OODA loop = madness. This got me to thinking about what a "broken OODA loop" might be. Could Kinder be right? [Readers not familiar with the concept might want to glance over "Boyd's Real OODA Loop," available from the Articles page at … Continue reading What does a “broken OODA loop” look like?

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Examples of America’s broken vision. Here’s why we cannot clearly see our world.

Summary:  I've written thousands of words about America's broken Observation-Orientation-Decision-Action (OODA) loop. Here we have examples of broken observation & orientation in action. These are the mechanisms that prevent us from seeing the world clearly, a precondition for acting effectively.  The comment section is open for analysis of this problem.  How did we come to … Continue reading Examples of America’s broken vision. Here’s why we cannot clearly see our world.

Chuck Spinney explains our broken OODA loop

Summary:  Today we have our of America's sharpest observers, Chuck Spinney, explain what might be our core problem -- our broken Observation-Orientation-Decision-Action loop. Until we can clearly see and act, even unlimited good will and patriotic spirit will accomplish nothing. . Some time ago, you asked me to comment on your statement that America's problem … Continue reading Chuck Spinney explains our broken OODA loop

Updates on the trends shaping our age

Summary: The FM website attempts to show you the future at work today. But sometimes we forecast but forget to update you when it arrives. Consider this post an update to the world terminal's Arrivals board.  Trains are coming; we still have time to prepare. Excerpts Quote of the Year showing America's broken OODA loop … Continue reading Updates on the trends shaping our age

Our fears are unwarranted. America is in fact well-governed.

Summary:  The good news is our problems are relatively minor.  Our leaders probably will take the necessary reforms during the next few years.  Of course they will govern in the best interests of our plutocratic elites, not us.  We're along for the ride, sliding towards the Third Republic (which might not be a real Republic). I reviewed the posts … Continue reading Our fears are unwarranted. America is in fact well-governed.

Why China will again rise to the top, and their most important advantage over America.

Summary:  There is a simple difference between West and East today, the opposite of that seen during the past few centuries.  Good leadership.  They have it; we do not.  This explains much of what we see in the news. ‘‘... moral power is to physical as 3 parts of 4.’’ --- Attributed to Napoleon in Treasury … Continue reading Why China will again rise to the top, and their most important advantage over America.