The ability to understand in advance and determine the state or behavior of things. Control is difficult to achieve under conditions of uncertainty and in complex systems—this can be distressing and result in denial and other forms of delusion.
See also: ambient uncertainty, amorphous organization, coronavirus, delusion, discomfort, emotion, knowability, negative capability, not-knowing, open-endedness, preference uncertainty, risk mindset, self-therapy, stacking the deck, strategy, uncertain futures, uncertainty mindset, voluntary uncertainty, work-in-progress.
#28: Ambient uncertainty, Part 2
#29: Ambient uncertainty, Part 3
#41: Surrendering control
#6: Stacking the deck
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maintenance by design
stacking the deck
surprise and delight