Without the possibility of emulation of a reality in the mind of the strategist there is no possibility of strategy building.
Therefore strategies are conscious processes that need to integrate maximal strategies, what we have called value adding approaches, to expand the boundaries of an activity, with minimum strategies to survive.
Maximal strategies are value adding approaches and minimum strategies are “zero sum” approaches.
While zero sum strategies are based on a dualistic logic, value adding strategies are based on the unicist double dialectical logic.
ZERO SUM STRATEGIES
are based on the disjunction “OR”
“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.”
“The Art of War”
VALUE ADDING STRATEGIES
are based on the conjunction “AND”
You know the environment and are adapted to it,
“and” know the structure of the concept of what you are doing,
“and” are able to emulate the dynamics of your strategy in mind,
“and” are able to build the necessary complementation,
“and” have the courage to compete to win…
Your value adding strategies will be successful.
To develop a strategy you need to begin with a value adding strategy to complement the environment and end with a zero sum strategy to compete with the alternatives.
Unicist Press Committee
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