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Blast from my past: My original Excel "map" for writing the book, "The Pentagon's New Map"

I tried a thumbnail/blowup, but the only way I could get the large Excel spreadsheet on one PPT slide was to reduce the font down to 9, so you still can't read it--even in the blow up version.

So I recreate below.

First, the color scheme:  aqua blue is the name of the chapter, fuschia (like my Harvard Phd gown!) for the career story that starts the body of the chapter, yellow for the substantive portions, and green for conclusion.  The first column is numbered Roman numerals I-IX for the chapters, and I numbered all the writing assignments sequentially (1-75)

I) New Rule Sets           

1) Playing Jack Ryan
2) New rules for a new era 
3) Present at the creation
4) The goal of shrinking the Gap 
5) The myth of global chaos       

II) The Rise of the Lesser Includeds           

6) The Manthorpe Curve
7) Bad stuff that did not happen in the 1990s 
8) The fracturing of the U.S. security market
9) The downshifting of U.S. crisis responses 
10) The rise of asymmetrical threats  
11) The real asymmetry revealed by 9/11 
12) Racking and stacking the threat 
13) The dialectics of defense transformation
14) The myth of globocop and perpetual war

III) Disconnected-ness Defines Danger   

15) Learning how to think about strategic surprise
16) Our long journey to the Middle East
17) The Functioning Core 
18) The Non-Integrating Gap 
19) Where the wars are
20) Mapping globalization's seam
21) Globalization's ozone hole 
22) Different worlds, different rule sets  
23) Preempting the threat 
24) Why arms control is dead 
25) Where--not when--unilateralism makes sense 
26) Moving into the neighborhood
27) Why I hate the "arc of instability" 

IV) The Core and the Gap           

28) What I learned from Cantor Fitzgerald 
29) The "non-specific optimism" of an economic determinist
30) Why we won't all be eating Soylent Green
31) Worrying about my PSR
32) The new global demand center in energy
33) When the world moves beyond oil 
34) The money that really makes the world go 'round 
35) From the Triad to the Quad
36) Exporting security  
37) No exit from the Gap means no exit strategy
38) The myth of America's vulnerability

V) The Rise of System Perturbations           

39) Imagining the worst 
40) 9/11 as an existence proof 
41) The Bush Administration's Big Bang
42) SARS as a system perturbation
43) The stone dropped into the still pond 
44) Barnett's rules for system perturbations 
45) Who's really in charge?
46) What's actually at risk? 
47) Where are the boundaries?
48) When do we gain the upper hand?
49) How do we deal with other states?
50) Answering the "So What?" question
51) The myth of 9/11 intelligence failure 

VI) The New Ordering Principle           

52) The Emily Updates
53) The Pentagon's core conflict model
54) It's great power war, stupid!
55) Inventing the "near-peer competitor"
56) Where is this all going?
57) A problem of success, not failure
58) From the diamond to the hourglass 
59) From "lesser included" to "greater inclusive"
60) They call me "Norman Angell"

VII) The Transaction Strategy           

61) Everything but the hot dog
62) America's essential transaction with the world
63) Globalization III in balance
64) Administering the system
65) Wallet versus will
66) The myth of the American "empire"

VIII) The System Administrator           

67) Responsibility to the next generation
68) The new American way of war or: how I learned to stop worrying about the Powell Doctrine
69) Operating in the Gap
70) The constabulary force
71) Who's next?
72) The myth of the unipolar moment 

IX) A Future Worth Creating         

73) Why optimism wins
74) Hope without guarantees
75) The myth of selfish America                       

The final book version was quite similar and quite different.  Mark Warren, my editor, put all the "Myth" sections into their own chapter, for example. But  the first several chapters did stay roughly the same, just trimmed as sections collapsed into one another, so it was New Rule Sets as I, The Rise of the Lesser Includeds as II, and Disconnectedness Defines Danger as III.  Core and the Gap stays IV, but Rise of the System Perturbations gets folded into The New Ordering Principle as V, and Global Transaction Strategy comes next (now VI instead of VII).  The proposed Chapter VIII (System Administrators) got folded into the new Chapter VI.  And Chapter IX (A Future Worth Creating, which becomes the subtitle for the sequel, Blueprint for Action) becomes Chapter VIII (renamed Hope Without Guarantees).

And that's how it worked out.                                                                

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