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Death and Taxes (Beta) A 13-model personality test based on… …The Mother of all 2x2s Venkatesh Rao firstname.lastname@example.org
Useful but not essential prerequisites… Links are to blog posts of 2000-4000 words each, unless otherwise noted. This is about a day’s worth of reading. How to Fall off the Wagon Bruce Sterling Reboot talk (video, ~40 mins) Wikipedia page on John Boyd’s Energy-Maneuverability theory A Dent in the Universe Product-Driven versus Customer-Driven The Exercise of Authoritah The Interesting Times Triangle James Carse, Finite and Infinite Games (book – this Wikipedia summary should do it) The Economics of Pricelessness Take the Myers-Briggs test (find a free or paid version you like) You are Not an Artisan The Adjacency Fallacy AND/OR Nakatomi Space The Cactus and the Weasel Wikipedia page on Jane Jacobs Systems of Survival (Guardian vs. Commerce)
The 13 models that follow have all been rudely shoved into this 2x2 Take a moment to think about the opposed pairs of axis labels Skip the models you don’t understand in the rest of the deck
We’re not done yet
Approach Mode: You are running towards life Retreat Mode: You are running away from life
Circle the BIGGEST NUMBER in the Y column: This is your OUTER STRUGGLE Circle the BIGGEST NUMBER in the X column: This is your INNER STRUGGLE If your outer struggle is defined by a NEGATIVE number, you are falling off the wagon If your outer struggle is defined by a POSITIVE number, you are getting back ont he wagon We’re still not done yet… NOTE THE COLOR OF YOUR OUTER STRUGGLE ROW AND…
Use your color to figure out whether you are a reformer or a disruptor 13
NOW we’re done. This is all very beta. Comments and suggestions to email@example.com I’m developing versions for corporations/cities/nations. Email if interested in giving me lots of money to speed those versions up.