Wisdom vs. Erudition: Wisdom is a pathway with many masters

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The extreme confrontation of erudition with wisdom (but not vice versa) has been discovered in the research developed during more than 10 years in the field of Talent Development. The research was led by Peter Belohlavek.

Wisdom can be defined as the capacity of an individual to integrate idealism and realism with value adding actions. The characteristic of individuals who achieved wisdom is that they had multiple masters that had an authoritative role in their lives. These roles are still in force and they still admire them.

Admiration and functional envy are the concepts that allow achieving wisdom. Individuals who admire others’ achievements and deeds have the opportunity to achieve wisdom, but only if they pursue the objective of adding value in an environment. Functional envy drives individuals to achieve goals.

Individuals with conflictive relations with authority can never achieve wisdom. They might be extremely erudite, extremely hard workers but they will never be able to integrate idealism and realism with a value adding attitude in their environment.

The apparent paradox of wisdom is the need of multiple masters. It is said that disciples are those learners who overcome their masters. But wisdom, defined as the space where an individual has been able to integrate idealism and realism with value adding actions, cannot be overcome. What is the difference between Wisdom and Erudition?

Wisdom

Wisdom is a state that requires focusing on specific aspects of reality using questions to apprehend their nature, having the necessary conscious knowledge of the environment in order to generate value.

Wisdom cannot be overcome because the nature of some aspect of reality has been apprehended and can be managed.

But it has to be considered that wise people do not consider competing with others to have a place in the world. They earned it and have it. That is why they remain masters in the field they are wise.

Erudition

Erudition is an addiction that drives people to build a parallel hypothetical reality where they consider themselves wise. It is a frequent addiction of rationally gifted individuals.

They are driven by envy which makes them accumulate data they use to judge the originators of the data while they try to demonstrate to others that they are wise.

This allows them confronting with others in their hypothetical reality to feel that their judgments make them wise.

They need to manipulate in order to make their hypothetical reality prevail over actual facts.

Opinators: The pseudo-erudites

Opinators are individuals whose goal is to impose their opinions in their area of influence in order to obtain full recognition for their personal opinions.

OpinatorsThey use their pre-concepts to deal with reality and blame others for all what becomes dysfunctional when failure follows their groundless opinions.

Erudites are their implicit role model, although they do not have the energy to acquire the knowledge in order to have the rational information.

They suffer from innovation blindness, therefore they disregard any information that endangers the validity of their pre-concepts.

Opinators are fundamentalists in their field of influence who install “suspicion and doubt” on any action that endangers their subjective dominant position. When they are very smart, they are notorious manipulators.

Conclusions

Competing with a master in a field where s/he is wise is a demonstration of the prevalence of the need to gain over the need to add value. Multiple masters make wisdom accessible.

Erudition is not analogous to wisdom; it might be different or a fallacious “version” of wisdom. Wisdom implies action while erudition does not.

Achieving wisdom cannot be a goal for a wise person; wisdom is the consequence of the action of an individual but does not cause it. It is unwise to try to achieve wisdom.

That is why wisdom is a pathway with multiple masters. Masters are ordinary or extraordinary people who have achieved wisdom in some field. Look for them while you continue adding value.

To achieve wisdom you need to abandon your modesty and expand your humbleness.  Wise people do not need to be right, just functional.

Unicist  Press Committee 

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.
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Business Hackers: The agents who introduce Business Viruses

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Business Hackers are individuals who need to implant business viruses in institutions in order to demonstrate that they are able to dominate them.

They tend to do everything in their way disregarding the use of established methods, procedures and taxonomies to achieve goals.

To introduce viruses they propose short-cuts to achieve profit. Their success is achieved when their proposal is accepted by the greed of their counterparts.

Their butterfly behavior is sustained by conjunctural justifications and the exertion of power. They might use active power or the power of inaction.

Their destruction goal is integrated by envy which is driven by greed and jealousy. They use greed to profit from the environment at a materialistic or emotional level while they feel jealous of the power the organization has.

They are fulfilled when the organizational goals become degraded. They justify their actions by believing and saying that the organization is not such because it could not resist their actions. They are homologous to “computer hackers”.

Inhibiting and entropy-inhibiting unicist business objects are the anti-viruses needed to neutralize their actions.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. https://www.unicist.org/talents/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/turi.pdf

 


DNA of Leadership: Breakthrough in the Research of Behavior

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The discovery of the unicist ontological structure describes what can be defined as the genome (DNA) of leadership. The knowledge of its structure and the different categories of leaders allow defining the functionality of the leadership style of an individual and how s/he complements and supplements with others.

Leadership is based on the need to sustain one’s authority. But the participation of others is a condition of leadership. A leader is such because s/he is followed. Therefore, in terms of the unicist logic, participation is the active function of leadership and the energy conservation function is given by the power a leader has to impose her/his authority.

Shared objectives are the driver of leadership. Shared objectives precede the leader’s activity. Exceptions are new groups with no objectives. In this case, a creative leader is needed. Shared objectives are synthesized in the vision of a company or of a group.

Both the creative and the constructive leadership types are functional to develop maximal strategies. Maximal strategies requires democratic, authoritative and exemplarity driven leadership.

Both the authoritarian and the charismatic leadership types are functional to develop minimum strategies. Minimum strategies require a dualistic approach which includes authoritarian, charismatic and laissez faire leadership.

Authoritative paternalistic leadership is the catalyst for minimum strategies. When the catalyst is missing it works as an inhibitor of minimum strategies driving towards failure or inaction.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems.
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Value adding: the key for learning processes

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Learning processes in adults require the existence of a real problem to be solved. When there is no real problem to be solved, the learning process has no substance and the “knowledge” cannot be stored in the long term memory because it is meaningless.

Learning processes are based on the need to increase the value added to the environment so as to gain a better adaptive position for an individual.

But a learning context is required before a learning process begins.

The maximal strategy of a learning process is given by the need of improvement. The existence of a driver and the real need for improvement provides the will the individual “uses” as a catalyst in order to face and solve the problems of his/her learning process.

Achieving the minimum strategy implies paying the prices to ensure learning. The price to be paid is that the individual needs to leave things aside in order to access the comprehension of a new approach.

Learning implies leaving things aside. If the problem can be solved using the preexisting knowledge there is no need for learning because the problem does not exist. Therefore it is implicit in a learning process for unsolved problems that the individual leaves aside the preexisting approach and enters the comprehension of the new approach without cutting it down to what s/he knew.
Adults only do so when they really need to solve a problem. Improvement is the active function and learning the energy conservation function.

Only people who need to improve will be able to learn. People who enter in a learning process without having a real need to improve in order to solve real problems just enter in self-fulfilling activities.

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.
https://www.unicist.org/talents/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/turi.pdf


Sponsored program for the Next Generation Leaders

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The Unicist Goodwill Network organized a sponsored program for the “Next Generation Leaders”. We invite you to participate. The “Next Generation Leaders” program provides a fully sponsored access to conceptualization that allows developing personal long-term and short-term strategies.

Next Generation Leaders

The reach of one’s globalization is defined by the limit of the pronoun “WE”…

This program has been designed for students whose goal is to become leaders of the next generation.

“The role of leaders has changed. Technologies provided most of the necessary operational and administrative solutions.

Conceptually, there are two options:

1. Be a System Operator
2. Become a System Manager

Managing systems requires having the knowledge of their conceptual structure to manage their dynamics and adaptiveness.”

This is a program driven by an action-reflection-action process that allows apprehending the nature of what one is doing to define the actions that drive towards success. Participants go as far as the prices they are willing to pay.

The era of conceptualization is here. If you are interested in participating in this sponsored program, you can access it at: http://www.goodwillnetwork.net/leaders.php

Unicist Press Committee

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.
https://www.unicist.org/talents/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/turi-1.pdf


Discovery of the Nature of Interpersonal Communication

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Communication implies establishing a code to relate with others within a particular environment. From an essential point of view, the purpose of communication is either functional to work or functional to pastime.

Communication Concept

On the one hand, we define work as the human activity carried out to generate added value and gain the corresponding counterpart. On the other hand, the objective of pastime is to obtain emotional benefits and generate pleasant transactions using the communication as the vehicle. The unicist ontological structure of interpersonal communication includes:

  1. An adaptation process to generate added value to the environment and obtain the counterpart.
  2. A process of introjective empathy. The individual that is communicating introjects the object of communication in order to apprehend reality.
  3. A process of influential sympathy. This requires individuals to “vibrate” syntonized with the environment they are communicating with. Having influential sympathy requires influencing the syntonic “vibration” with the environment to ensure the possibility to share experiences with others.
  4. A participation process. When pastime is the goal, participation processes have to be the implicit purpose of communication.
  5. A projective empathic process, which is the starting point of any communication. Communication begins with the projection of ourselves we make on the external reality.
  6. A process of emotive sympathy, in which both sides discover they might share the same emotions.

The change of languages

Adolescents promote the change of languages. Thus they build a parallel world to fit in. A cultural nucleus is strong when it neutralized most of the changes promoted by adolescents. A cultural nucleus is weak when adults copy the language of adolescents. In this sense, the behavior of elites defines the strengths or weakness of a culture.

Peter 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.
https://www.unicist.org/talents/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/turi.pdf


Open Lecture on the Adults’ Learning Context: 5-21-2014 – 4:00 pm ET

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By Peter Belohlavek – The nature of the Adults’ Learning Context that was discovered demonstrates that people can only store knowledge objects in their long-term memory if this information is necessary and proved to be meaningful to solve problems they have. Only needs drive real learning! Hypothetical solutions are pastime activities; they might be fun but are useless.We recommend accessing: http://www.unicist.org/repo/#Education 

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The moral aspects of psychopathic leadership

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There are three different drivers of psychopathy: amorality, pseudo-morality and immorality.

A special characteristic of social behavior is that the instinctive behavior is expected to be limited to those aspects that only belong to the intimacy of an individual.

Psychopaths always have a rational justification for their behavior and they need to find it in any of the three drivers of their justified behavior.

  1. Amorality allows using an anti-social cleverness in which the smart-aleck is a paradigmatic example.
  2. Pseudo-morality allows using the justification of anti-social behaviors based on a supposed superior morality for the benefit of the psychopathic moralist.
  3. Immorality allows using the justification of relativist behaviors where the end justifies the means just for the benefit of the psychopath.

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.
http://www.unicist.org/repo/#Unicist


The Solitude of Power and the Power of Solitude

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Leadership implies integrating an existent authority with a necessary participation within the limits of non-exerted power.

The active function of leadership is participation and participation implies being able to exchange with others. Therefore participation is only true when individuals are able to do their part alone and are willing to share.

People who cannot deal with “something” cannot share with others because they have “nothing”. In this case participation becomes a manipulation to avoid assuming the responsibility of what one needs to do alone.

Leadership drives naturally to solitude. Leadership can be exerted if an individual is driven by self-fulfillment and sustained by the power of solitude.

Self-fulfillment implies that a leader is doing something that is meaningful and is part of what s/he loves.

Individuals can do what they love and/or love what they do. Both aspects are part of self-fulfillment. This allows leaders to go beyond existing boundaries and develop maximal strategies.

On the other hand, minimum strategies require that the leader be able to solve the problem for her/himself. To do so leaders need to be able to access their internal power in solitude. Minimum strategies imply assuming the full responsibility for making things happen.

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.
http://www.unicist.org/repo/#Unicist


Pleasure is what makes adaptive learning processes possible

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In order to be able to learn new skills in the field of adaptive behavior it is necessary that the learning process be sustained by the pleasure obtained from using these skills.

The expectancy of a new pleasant experience and its confirmation during the learning processes is the driver for the learning of new adaptive skills.

The unicist object driven learning process design allowed developing a technology that allows integrating the use of a focused discipline and the achievement of results to provide a pleasant learning experience to the participants. The unicist learning objects are the core of this technology.

Without the expectancy of a new pleasant experience and its confirmation during the learning processes there is no possibility of learning new adaptive skills.

Frequently, adults consider that they know how to learn new skills based on the learning experiences they had in life. This is a fallacy that drives to avoid learning, by transforming the new skills into known fields, eliminating all what is new and adding what is needed to fit into the preexisting knowledge.

That is why the design of adaptive learning processes requires following the natural taxonomic steps that correspond to the subject that is being learned. As it is a field in which the participants have no knowledge, the learners need to have the discipline of following the steps established by the teaching authority.

There are two unpleasant aspects of these learning processes:

1) The learning of the foundations of the new skills in order to be able to integrate them in the long term memory.

2) The exercises to introduce new habits that are necessarily included in the learning processes.

1) New foundations require understanding aspects that are new and do not correspond to the rationality the learner uses to deal with the adaptive aspects of reality. This is painful because it requires leaving convictions aside and building a new structured knowledge of reality.

2) Exercising, which is a necessary aspect of any learning process, is the unpleasant aspect of learning processes. Participants need to develop the exercises which are necessary to introduce new habits knowing that when there is no pain there is no gain, because the individuals have to expand their mental boundaries.

People who avoid the learning of foundations and the exercising cannot learn.

That is why the learning of adaptive skills requires following a “brick by brick” process that allows having a pleasant experience with each brick and a full experience when the bricks are integrated into a building. A metaphor will provide the necessary idea of how this process needs to be built:

http://www.unicist.net/partners-news/unicist-riddles-honoring-bricks/

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.
http://www.unicist.org/repo/#Unicist