DIAL ⁝ Section Overview
Directory, Index, Appendix & Library
This DIAL (section) shall include and serve as a Reference/Manual, Glossary, Index, Directory and Guide and together with centralizing key information about Operations and Codified Knowledge, is to serve as a single, official and comprehensive information compendium regarding the Apgar Business & Family Manager(s) ROLE and the associated “Technical & Information Platform”, including:
Interactive version of the below; MindNode TREE
Conventional File TREE Hierarchy (Folders Only)

draft logic tree




Today, Apgar Administration as a function, begins to document best practice and best resource, taking the “first step” toward holistic management and operational execution of the responsibilities this office can ideally encompass.

The beginning stages will of course ebb and flow as various requirement of time both operationally as well as in research and study, suggest and dictate.

Ultimately, I hope to revise these pages and resources into consistent and thoughtful documentation that is extremely well matched with the real-world happening(s); and in fact much moreover, stay closely tuned to where and how we can go beyond this simple vision of “documentation” and reference.


To help speed things along especially at first, I will work to codify and outline the fundamental structure or information and the tools, information and objectives that map to it, forming a concert and compendium of information and actions, **pertaining to the Apgar Family Business Administration & Family Affairs Management “office”.

Speaking in terms of progress to be made as well as scale to be addressed over time, we must expect to seek continual improvement from what vendors can and could do, and generally in terms of matching the right people with the right areas of responsibility, and degree of freedom to build and technically help direct these platform chant staffing choices.

To begin with, here will be various depth and quality of “Technical & Information Platform”,* including:** Manuals, Dictionary and together forming a single, official and comprehensive information compendium

Defining Terms.

It is essentially I think that we all consult a single visual overview of current scope in both practice and insofar as is being envisioned to achieve.


1. OXIS (“Operating Systems & Software”)

∀ Apple OSX (Desktop/Laptop) and iOS (Mobile, iPhone & iPad)

2. SXIS (“Applications, Programs & Personal Software”]

3. NXIS (Network & Information Services)

Pronounced “Plexis”, and intended to refer to the concept of:
A “Platform”; one consisting of the loosely integrated and somewhat “fluid” set of hardware and software systems, applications and software, network and communications tools, information frameworks and methodologies and all other such component parts of the solutions people use as the operative means to plan and carry-out a systematic, collaborative and cross-functional execution of strategies, management and tactical roles held by those who are responsible for the Administration, Oversight, Planning and Pursuit of the objectives and goals across the Apgar Group.

PLXS SUB.Sections / PLXS


  1. TREE

  2. MIND

  3. NXIS

  4. OXIS

OSYS (“Operating Systems & Software”)

> e.g. Apple OSX (Desktop/Laptop) and iOS (Mobile, iPhone & iPad)

2. APPS (“Applications, Programs & Personal Software”]

3. NXIS (Network & Information Services)

  1. SAAS (aka SaaS - “Software As A Service”)

    • e.g. Google Docs, PocketSmith, Quickbooks Online, IWantMyName)

  2. HOST literal

    • e.g. DreamHost, Name.com

  3. PAAS (“Platform as a Service”)

    • e.g. iCloud, Amazon AWS

  4. SITEs Literal

    • Internet/Intranet Web Sites (typically at a HOST)

    • e.g. http://main.apgar.cloud

4. PXIS (Primary Systems & Internet Services)

5. QUIC (Qualified Uniform Information Codes/Codification)

Access: EXEC, ADMIN or Authorized AGENT

and associated ROLE(s). Access to this information is to be limited & =confidential= to designated individuals only, as well as to the MGDC Apgar family members. The current individuals permitted access and edit permission are shown below and so designated:

Name ROLE Access NOTES

Kitt Haddenham
Senior Administrator
FULL (Editor)

Outlook: Developing & Maintaining the Admin ROLE Library

To achieve this goal will require a consistent investment of quality time on the part of the principle members of the Management & Administration Team. Specifically, it is important to both promptly ensure new records are created as well as regular review to compile pre-existing information accurately, and to maintain this entire library of information well.

It should be understood that even after the project “initial compilation” stage is complete, and thereon indefinitely there will be updates and changes needed. That said, the goal is to see it become increasingly stable and reliable on the whole over by the end of 2017.

QUIC Glossary

QUIC stands for: Qualified Uniform Identification Category/Code

Each individual ‘QUIC’ is called a “QUIC Code” It may help to think of it as a “tag” at times, similar to a hash tag but in this case there are a finite set (of QUIC terms/acronyms). However, in this QUIC glossary is also included a number of traditional format word: definition as these are often used alongside and in a similar manner as a QUIC code.

[To include (future): Links to other similar emerging systems and why they are becoming so popular]

Glossary Format

  1. Acronym, Term, Word or ‘QUIC Code’
  2. Basic Definition / Simple Translation
  3. Full Definition normally included as necessary
  4. May include: Other Example and/or Reference
  5. May include: TREE Reference showing QUIC hierarchy
Glossary Format (explained):

Glossary Entry: (An example):


☰HOLD☰ ▲ = Qualified Uniform Identification Categories
⅀ = QUIC includes all Categories named in the Apgars “TREE”, the logical conceptual hierarchy we wish to use across all systems and back-office operations.
* Sometimes, a QUIC Acronym is deliberately intended to have an obvious double-meaning. Regardless, the general idea is to:
1. Benefit the “living or real-time description” of a given Category Element as well as
2. Potentially also help to directly cause the creation of a sort of “meme” where desireduseful. An acronym with a “hint” of meaning on its very ‘face’ has proven to greatly aide in the mental recall of such information.

* Example: TREE is both a printed tree-like hierarchy structure that shows parent and child relationships between QUIC categories, but it also stands for "Tiered Representation of Ecosystem Elements"

QUIC Codes


  1. Proactive Action


  1. “Controlling OPEX Sub-Totals”
    2. Attention to individual and “area” costs
  2. Cost Transactions 【COST-TRAX】
    4. The pro-active management and auditing of TRAX in term of both Budget (cost-centers) as well as individual TRAX and recurring subscriptions (catching them early-on).
  3. COST-TRAX: Transaction Reporting & Analysis aimed @COST control

Glossary of Terms


  1. A project or undertaking that is non-trivial, often difficult and/or requires significant coordinated effort, consistent initiative and resourcefulness…

  2. (In an individual) Imagination, entrepreneurialism, ingenuity, inventiveness, originality, creativity; enthusiasm, dynamism, drive, ambition, energy; boldness, daring, courage, leadership.

The capacity to gain an accurate and deep intuitive understanding of a person or thing.

  1. The ability to assess and initiate (act) on a matter(s) independently.

  2. (To take initiative): Use your initiative, imagination, and common sense

  3. The (deliberate) capacity, power or opportunity to act or take charge ++before others do++

Progressing from one stage to another in a single series of steps; sequential: a linear narrative.




  1. The term metacognition literally means cognition about cognition, or thinking about thinking. There are generally two components of metacognition: knowledge about cognition, and regulation of cognition.

  2. Metacognition can take many forms; it includes knowledge about when and how to use particular strategies for learning or for problem solving.

  3. Metacognition involves thinking about one’s own thinking process such as study skills, memory capabilities, and the ability to monitor learning. This concept needs to be explicitly taught along with content instruction. Metacognitive knowledge is about our own cognitive processes and our understanding of how to regulate those processes to maximize learning.

Example: A person is engaging in metacognition if he notices that he is having more trouble learning A than B; or if it strikes him that he should double-check C before accepting it as fact.

The term hypercognition was used in 1976 (before the term metacognition was coined) to refer to self-monitoring, self-representation, and self-regulation processes, which are regarded as integral components of the human mind. These processes participate in general intelligence, together with processing efficiency and reasoning, which have traditionally been considered to compose [fluid intelligence][1].


Metamemory, (knowing about memory) and Mnemonic strategies, is an especially important form of metacognition.

The general name of mnemonics, or memoria technica, was the name applied to devices for aiding the memory, to enable the mind to reproduce a relatively unfamiliar idea, and especially a series of dissociated ideas, by connecting it, or them, in some artificial whole, the parts of which are mutually suggestive.

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Other Acronyms, Symbols, Codes (“TERM”S)