Conceptual Management – A Logical Approach to Businesses

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The conceptual approach to business requires that people need to know “why” something is happening. This is unnecessary at an operational level, but is a basic question when dealing with strategic approaches. The “know why” is driven by a logical approach to businesses that allows managing their concepts making them reasonable, understandable and provable.

Unicist Ontology of Conceptual ThinkingWhen the boundaries of a business are being expanded, individuals need to apprehend the concept that is behind its operational aspects in order to influence a new environment. This implies apprehending the ontology (nature) of its concept and its dynamics.

On the one hand, the conceptual approach to business became possible based on the discovery of the structure of concepts, defined by a purpose, an active and entropic function and an energy conservation function, which allowed apprehending the nature of facts and actions (unicist ontology).*

On the other hand, the discovery that the concepts people have in mind work as behavioral objects that drive their behavior made this conceptual approach necessary to deal with strategic approaches.

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The Origin of Conceptual Thinking

The endless “Why?” question posed by children (nearby 3 years old) is what allows establishing the neural network needed by a person to apprehend and manage concepts. This process starts when children begin to look for the origin of those things they are interested in.

This endless “why” questioning has three main benefits:

  1. It sustains the development of the neural network that allows dealing with the origin of things and not only with the operational aspects.
  2. It expands the language of the child driving her/him to deal with an implicit integrative, fuzzy and predicate logic.
  3. It provides the “why” that allows children to approach their games, which develop their systemic thinking approach.

Conceptual diagnoses, conceptual design and conceptual management became possible using the unicist logical approach, which made “concepts” tangible and provided the structural functional approach to develop business diagnoses, strategies and architecture.

*Based on the research on Conceptualization developed by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute.

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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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The Unicist Approach to build Start Up Businesses

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Entrepreneurial organizations are those in which the activity is driven by personal and individual goals. Their actions are oriented towards earning value and profit while they are committed to individual and group interests.

There are two extremely different entrepreneurial projects: the “solopreneurs” and the start-up businesses.

Solopreneurs are individuals who make businesses as lone runners.

Sometimes they are considered as a self-employment. But in fact these are the entrepreneurs that are either:

  1. Survivors who are trying to make a living
  2. Specialists, artists, scientists, professors who have a high personal value in a market

The start up business is an incipient enterprise that necessarily begins to work with an entrepreneurial attitude until “permanence goals” are possible.

When companies “are born”, they are either entrepreneurs or survivors. Survivors usually tend to disappear when a crisis affects their market and they also have great difficulties in managing generational change.

Entrepreneurs cannot manage without being in power of the situation they are dealing with. That is why they have great difficulties to grow beyond their own boundaries. But they are extremely powerful in making money within their beliefs.

Entrepreneurial businesses need to transform into enterprises to make a real growth in the market. But they do this only if they are led by someone who is interested in building an enterprise considering the entrepreneurial stage as the first step to do so.

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Logical Management Tools: Unicist Quality Assurance Design

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The Quality Assurance concept implies that in the activity, which must bring about an added value, there is a Redundant Functionality and a Self-exclusion System within a framework of a Redundant Operational Method.

Quality AssuranceIn order for knowledge to be certain, the basis for the use to produce elements, it is necessary to have been ‘redundant” from different objective perspectives, be clear as to the scope of such knowledge (think and say “I don’t know” is to have a self-exclusion system that promotes certainty of what one knows), and count on a method that permits reaching a certain knowledge as of different points of view.

Quality assurance is of vital importance in the life sciences fields. In those fields in which the lack of quality is not a life or death, success or failure determinant, the possibility of conceiving a Quality Assurance process turns distant.

There is only quality assurance in those cultures and activities in which there is the attitude that things should be functionally right and certain as far as the value they add.

Quality assurance is the difference that makes a person, institution, work group, system, work or product reliable or not.

Without quality assurance there is no reliability in results within reality. The more objective the subject is, the less complex the application of the quality assurance concept becomes. The more abstract, intangible or subjective the result, the more complex this concept management is.

As a final summary of the Quality Assurance process find listed below a synoptic description of elements which includes the Quality Assurance Functional Concept.

The taxonomy is the descriptive one according to order of presentation. However, it implies having a clear understanding of the concept seen as a unit given that the unified field it encompasses may only be apprehended as of this totalizing/integral idea.

Elements included in a Quality Assurance System:

  1. Plan “B”
  2. Redundant Systems
  3. Alarm System
  4. Processes with redundancies
  5. Stop System (stoppage/halt)
  6. Control System
  7. Self repairing/recovery System
  8. Alternative Systems 

Diego 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.
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The solitude for actions, for change and power

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Solitude has different functionalities depending on the situation of a context. The leader’s final price to be paid is having an absolute solitude of power.

Leaders can share, listen, discuss or participate in any way but, at the end, those who have full responsibility for results, are alone. They have to make a decision that has to work.

The elements that integrate the maximal strategy when dealing with the solitude of power are:

  1. The need of self-fulfillment of the leaders which allows them to apprehend the final picture of the achievements.
  2. The capacity of dealing in an adapted way with the environment making them be perceived as influential individuals.
  3. The self-criticism which is defined by their capacity of doing things “today better than yesterday”.

These elements allow leaders to face the solitude for actions.

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.
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Understanding inner freedom to empower personal development

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Inner freedom is the capacity of individuals to assume the responsibility they have, making conscious adapted decisions.

Inner freedom can be earned by those individuals who are able to assume the responsibility for their adapted actions in an environment being able to leave aside their own needs when making decisions.

Inner FreedomPeople have lost their freedom when needs drive their actions.

Therefore, inner freedom is something people gain step by step, if they are able to pay the prices, or lose step by step, if they need to impose their rules.

It can be said that inner freedom is a utopia when instinctive needs, emotional needs and social values are sort of inhibitors for inner freedom.

Individuals who achieved inner freedom can make accurate decisions based on their capacity to do and to discriminate their inside from the outside which allows them to assume the individual, social and transcendent responsibility.

Basically, there are three perceptions of inner freedom:

a)      The one that considers inner freedom an intellectual/spiritual approach.

b)      The consideration that inner freedom is based on the actions of individuals.

c)      The integration of both, which is the unicist ontological approach.

The unicist ontological approach implies that real internal freedom will be achieved when an individual is able to make adapted conscious decisions.

Diana Belohlavek

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Social Networks as Adaptive Collaborative Contexts

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A virtual collaborative context fosters the development of pastime and professional activities. This is the case of Social Networks which, depending on the segment they belong to, establish the context for commercial actions.

Social NetworksSocial Networks are paradigmatic environments of the Era of Participation. They are used by people in order to demonstrate themselves and to others that they are part of the world.

The feasibility of their use as a medium for network marketing depends on the capacity of generating an asymmetric complementation with the members, fans and followers of a social network.

The use of a social network as a medium requires understanding its structural segmentation and building a compatible network strategy.

In order to work in a collaborative context, the complementation of these roles is fully necessary. The existence of a full reliability of the members and the ideological link among them are basic to produce results.

If the reliability of actions is inexistent, the process of the group is inhibited. If there is no ideological link among the members, there is an extreme waste of energy that endangers the process.

Diego 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. www.unicist.org/repo/#Unicist


The Factor Zero in Human Behavior: The power of nil

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Complex adaptive systems are integrated by a conjunction of “objects”. Mathematically, this integration of objects implies a multiplication of their representative factors. If one of them is “zero”, the whole adaptive system doesn’t work.

Adaptive systems cannot allow the existence of zeros. One zero suffices to destroy a system.

The Factor “Zero” is an anti-concept that destroys any adaptive system. It establishes the groundings for inaction, annulment or destruction.

The ontology of the factor “zero” describes how human inaction, annulment or destruction is sustained by a fallacious ethics.

It is the ethics of stagnant survivors that provides them a feeling of superiority based on their capacity to hinder value adding actions in their area of influence.

Factor “zero” is the integration of suspicion, doubt and unawareness in order to avoid the responsibility of an adaptive system and destroy it.

It suffices if one of these elements exists.

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The New Era in Businesses: The Unicist Logical Approach

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The unicist logical approach discovered and developed at The Unicist Research Institute provided a logic to deal with the dynamics of adaptive environments and made the emulation of the organization of nature possible.

Two Different Business EnvironmentsThe approach is simple, it only requires managing the concept of what is being done. Concepts are homologous to the stem cells of living beings and define what is possible to be achieved.

This is an upgrade in logical thinking. We suggest that you read this document twice to apprehend the difference between the dualistic logic and the unicist double dialectical logic, based on the cases that are explained. Some of them will surely be within the scope of your knowledge.

Nature is organized by objects. The unicist logical approach was used to emulate nature and use concepts to develop the necessary objects that simplify processes, make them reliable and save energy.

With the unicist logical approach the adaptive aspects of businesses became manageable. It allowed building cause-effect driven business processes to make adaptiveness accessible to everyone.

The unicist logical approach implies being able to manage the unicist double dialectical logic, going beyond any dualistic logic that hinders the emulation in mind of the adaptive aspects of businesses.

This is a breakthrough and a back to basics. Access a synthesis of this breakthrough at:
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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.
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Our best wishes for 2014: Happy New Year!

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“Cooperation in Diversity” is much more than our motto. It is a way of living.

Happy New Year 2014

Make your wishes come true.
Have a happy New Year!

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The Unicist Logical Approach: Going beyond empirical approaches

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The unicist logical approach allowed defining the potential possibilities of a business.

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

The discovery of the logical structures (named ontogenetic maps) that underlie the nature of individual, institutional and cultural behavior allowed modeling the adaptive aspects of reality.

The unicist logical approach uses these structures to emulate the dynamics of businesses based on their models.

Models are dead or live structures depending on the mind of the one who uses them.

The double dialectical approach allows emulating dynamic live models in mind. It requires having a rational knowledge of the ontogenetic maps and using the unicist reflection process to make them work by developing actions based on the use of grounded knowledge to assure results.

Empiricism is a dualistic approach to reality that does not suffice to expand the boundaries of businesses because it is necessarily based on past experiences.

The use of the unicist logical approach, that makes the emulation of reality possible, allows taking advantage of potential possibilities and increasing the speed of actions and energy saving, which makes it necessary to expand and upgrade businesses.

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