DS 5 Summary

Reference: Data Series

Reference: Data Series 5—INFORMATION COLLECTION

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INFORMATION COLLECTION

Obtaining information is necessary for any analysis of data. If one obtains and analyzes some information he can get a hint of what information he should obtain in what area. By obtaining more data on that area, he can have enough to actively handle.

The QUANTITY of data poured in is not any guarantee of understanding. News media and intelligence actions are not themselves bad. But irrational news media and illogical intelligence activity are psychotic. So information collection can become a vice. It can be overdone.

NORMAL ADMIN FLOWS CONTAIN ENOUGH DATA TO DO A DATA AND SITUATION ANALYSIS.

THE LESS DATA YOU HAVE THE MORE PRECISE YOUR ANALYSIS MUST BE.

INDICATORS MUST BE WATCHED FOR IN ORDER TO UNDERTAKE A SITUATION ANALYSIS.

A SITUATION ANALYSIS ONLY INDICATES THE AREA THAT HAS TO BE CLOSELY INSPECTED AND HANDLED.

The correct sequence is: 

  1. Have a normal information flow available.
  2. Observe.
  3. When a bad indicator is seen, become very alert.
  4. Do a data analysis.
  5. Do a situation analysis.
  6. Obtain more data by direct inspection of the area indicated by the situation analysis.
  7. Handle.

An incorrect sequence, bound to get one in deep trouble, is: 

A.    See an indicator.
B.    Act to handle.

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ADMIN CYCLE

Steps 1 to 7 should be taken when the first signs show up. Sometimes it has to be done over and over.

Sometimes the “handle” requires steps which the area is too broken down to get into effect and so becomes “Handle as possible and remember to do the whole cycle again soon.”

Sometimes “handle” is a program of months or years duration, its only liability that it will be forgotten or thrown out before done by some “new broom.”

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RELIABLE SOURCE

If three people tell you the same thing, it is not necessarily a fact as they might all have heard the same lie. Three liars don’t make one fact—they make three outpoints.

You are looking for outpoints. When they are analyzed and the situation is analyzed by them, you then find yourself looking at the truth if you follow the cycle (1) to (7).

If you know thoroughly what the 5 primary outpoints are, they leap into view from any body of data.

It is odd but all the “facts” you protest in life and ridicule or growl about are all one or another of the outpoints. When you spot them for what they are, then you can actually estimate things. And the pluspoints come into view.

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DEFINITIONS

INDICATOR—A visible manifestation which tells one a situation analysis should be done.

BAD INDICATOR—It is merely an outpoint taken from the 5 primary outpoints. It is not “bad news” or a rumor.

DATA—Anything of which one could become aware, whether the thing existed or whether he created it.

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