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.