Decision Making

Social viruses produce paradoxical results in businesses

Social viruses are the consequence of the use of anti-intelligence. Anti-intelligence is a “virus”. Anti-intelligence is the use of intelligence without ethical purposes. It substitutes ethical intelligence with a utopia (this utopia is homological with to proteins viruses use).

The mutation of social viruses is produced by the functionality or dysfunctionality that the utopia poses in the environment. If the utopia can take advantage of the conditions of the environment there is no need to change. If it is dysfunctional, then utopias change and thus the complete structure of the social virus mutates.

The Destruction Power of Social Viruses

We have discovered four levels of jeopardy of viruses:

  1. Social viruses that install in a social entity but remain as marginal elements that validate the structure of the institution or culture.
  2. Social viruses that work at a lower or different ethical level that degrade the institutional or cultural activity.
  3. Social viruses that work at a lower, different and incompatible ethical level that provoke an extreme degradation of the institutional or cultural activity.
  4. Social viruses that work at an incompatible ethical and functional level that provoke the destruction of the institutional and cultural perception. They provoke a “back to individualism” effects.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.

Diagnoses are necessary to improve business processes

The unicist diagnostics technology was developed to provide a standard for the diagnosis of adaptive systems whatever the field of activity. It has been a methodology used in the Unicist R&D processes for years until it was approved as a standard.

The purpose of the diagnosis is to find a solution. That is why only those who know how to solve a problem can diagnose it.

Autopsies are not homologous to unicist diagnoses. A dead body is not considered an adaptive system and no solution can be found for it.

Unicist Diagnostics is based on fundamental diagnoses that deal with the unified field of the adaptive system and technical analytical diagnoses that deal with the signs and symptoms based diagnoses.

Access a synthesis on the “Discovery of the Unicist Ontology of Business Diagnostics” that is available at the Scientific Dissemination Program. You will find there other syntheses that might be of your interest:

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems.

Market segmentation: the core of success in business

Segmenting implies, in the real sense of the concept, “talk” with a person as she/he is, without needing to project on her what we need to see.

Unicist SegmentationUnfortunately, there are few people who have the necessary interest in others so as to identify their characteristics in order to deal with them and not with the shadow of their own projections.

Most of the people tend to talk their way making the counterpart responsible for whatever misunderstanding happens.

Segmenting implies having a true interest in a person in order to make the effort to make an empathic introjection, which means being able to find the characteristic of the counterpart in oneself.

It requires also exerting the necessary influential sympathy to make the counterpart vibrate in harmony with what is being communicated.

The core of market expansion is market segmentation. Selling implies helping people to buy. If you know the prospect, you can decide to sell her/him what s/he needs. If you do not know the prospect, you will be depending on chance.

As Sun Tzu said:

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of hundred battles.  If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.  If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

Comments are welcome: Why Sun Tzu doesn’t consider the possibility of knowing the enemy while not knowing yourself?

EMR/EHR and Cloud Computing drive Continuous Improvement

Unicist Pre-diagnoses have been launched to give the Healthcare Industry access to an approach to evaluate the possibilities of value generating improvements.

unicist_emr-ehrThe Unicist Pre-diagnostics System allows dealing with the fundamentals of Hospitals and Clinics in order to define the possibilities for the development of stable value generating improvements.

Electronic Healthcare Records Systems are adaptive systems that integrate the feed-back, learning, decision support and information systems.

EMR/EHRs work as catalysts to introduce improvements in the work-processes.

The integration of their adaptive functions allows introducing changes while their use is upgraded. The use of cloud computing becomes necessary in order to take full advantage of their characteristics.

The Unicist Pre-diagnostics System has been designed to develop intuitive pre-diagnoses to define the possibilities of a project or actions in a participative way. The pre-diagnoses are developed in Unicist Pre-diagnostics Groups using Unicist Algorithms in an intuitive way.

Unicist Riddle: The Centipede

Many, many years ago a centipede, which lived in a forest, had unsolvable problems. His salary was insufficient to pay for the shoes he used. His life was empty. No cinema, no theatre, no vacations; nothing that required money to be bought.
The centipede searched for solutions all over the forest. He went from stone to stone, from tree to tree, from friend to friend. No solutions were found, just desperation.

Finally he met a friend who proposed him a solution. Why don’t you visit the owl? He is the senior consultant of the forest. He is wise and counsels everybody. He is really respected in the forest.

After thinking it over for some time, he decided to go. His situation was unbearable. No cinema, no anything. Surviving was the most he could do.
The great day came and with hope and joy he visited the owl and told him his story. The owl listened carefully and respectfully. Finally after reflecting on the centipede’s problem he proposed a solution.

“I have the solution for your problem,” said the owl. “Put on a pair of wings and fly”.
“Thank you!” replied the centipede. “I have finally found my way. Now I will be able to go to the cinema and to the theatre.  I will be able to live my life again.”
After leaving the owl’s room, the centipede thought, ‘how can I do that?”
Immediately he returned to owl’s office and asked him how to put on wings and fly.
With the same formality he had used before the owl replied.
“Look, the responsibility of a consultant is to propose ideas. Implementation is the client’s responsibility.”
The centipede did not just leave the room. He fled…..

He stayed alone for more than a month. His problem was harassing him. He saw no way out. His alternative was to commit suicide, but he could not find the courage to do so.

Some time after, while resting on a stone with his eyes looking nowhere, an ant saw his depressive look.
“What is wrong with you? Why are you sad? The day is nice, it is spring; what is your problem?” the ant asked.
The centipede felt the need to tell him his story. The ant listened carefully and suggested that he go talk with the eagle (*), the other counselor in the forest.
“No way! I do not want to talk with anybody again.” said the centipede.
“You have no choice”, replied the ant. “And please consider that it was very helpful in my case.”

Finally he decided to go. He was really scared.
The eagle had a penetrating sight that appeared extremely aggressive. The centipede began to tell him his sad history, but he could not finish. The eagle interrupted him.
“I have the solution for your problem”, said the eagle.
“I have seen this movie before” thought the centipede.
“Just use half of the shoes. Use one foot with a shoe and leave the next barefooted. Thus you will reduce the cost of the shoes you have to buy. After having this done for a month, please visit me again.”
He left the room limping. Toc, non-toc, toc, non-toc.
Finally he rebelled. He threw all the shoes away.
“No more!!!” He said, and began walking barefooted.

He had found his way. He didn’t use shoes anymore.
That is why, to this day, centipedes do not use shoes.
He never visited the eagle again. What for? His life was on its way. From time to time, when the eagle and the centipede met in the forest, they would smile at each other.

(*) Eagles and owls are deadly enemies in nature.

Excerpt from the book “Unicist Riddles” by Peter Belohlavek.

What are the groundings of the eagle’s proposal?
Why are eagles and owls deadly enemies in nature?

Riddles have many solutions. In the Far East, riddles are used to develop internal freedom and responsibility.