Unicist Strategy


The world is built by doers and enjoyed by followers

We invite you to download this free e-book on the “Ethic of Doers” which is sponsored by the Unicist Goodwill Network. Doers are individuals who make things happen. Therefore, more than ever before, it is time for doers in the world. The joy of doers is in the deed itself.

Download the e-book here: https://www.unicist.org/ucu-en/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/doers.pdf

Ethic of DoersDoers are very special individuals. They are basically individuals whose fulfillment is based on doing transcendent things.

They need to achieve what they have decided to do. When things cannot be done the easy way, they find the necessary path to make things happen.

But it can also be said that everyone is a doer in some field.

This role is taken by all those individuals that have the will and the decision to add value through their deeds.

Doing requires having inner freedom. Without inner freedom there are no doers, just slaves. That is why only people who seek for inner freedom can be doers.

…to oppose is easy
…to obey is simple
…to adapt is complex
…to be free is …..

To do things doers have two polar possibilities:

  1. On the one hand, they can approach problems analytically and operationally.
  2. Or on the other hand, they can approach problems based on their nature. And after the nature of a problem has been apprehended they use the analytical and operational approach.

Analysis allows the division of a problem into its parts until the parts can be managed operationally. When a problem is simple, the fulfillment of this analysis means that the problem’s cause-effect relations have been found. This analysis is functional for the solution of simple problems.

But when problems are complex they have open boundaries and their cause-effect relations are bi-univocal (A causes B and B causes A at the same time). In this case they can only be approached apprehending their nature and separating them into operational objects that function based on cause-effect rules.

This e-book is for doers who need to solve complex problems. Unicist technologies provide the tools to deal with the nature of problems.

Diana Belohlavek

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


The Unicist Logical Approach to Strategy to make Businesses Grow

The unicist logical approach to strategy is based on managing businesses as adaptive systems. It implies using the unicist logic to define the dynamic of a business including the restricted and wide scenario in order to forecast the natural evolution and what can be done to influence it.

Unicist Ontogenetic Map of StrategiesUnicist strategy is defined as the conscious action to influence an environment to achieve an objective. This objective implies growth. The procedure to develop a strategy is defined by the use of unicist logical tools based on the specific ontogenetic maps.

Therefore strategy implies being aware of the actual reality, understanding the implicit trends and knowing the threats and opportunities.

Conscious actions imply necessarily a trade-off. Individuals and institutions grow because they appropriate more energy than they deliver.

Therefore strategies are only successful in the long run when the procedure of strategies includes a solution to minimize the cost of the delivered value.

Strategies always include the following agents: the individual or organization, a “competitor” and a “client”. Competitors are those who are willing to occupy the same vital space. Clients are those who receive the added value one delivers. The client can be the whole environment as an entity or an individual.

Strategies include naturally two elements to adapt to reality: an active function to increase the vital space while adding value and an energy-conservation function to ensure the survival of the organization or individual.

Thus from an operational standpoint a strategy is basically defined by the integration of a maximal strategy and a minimum strategy to adapt to the environment.

Adaptation does not imply over-adaptation. Adaptation implies influencing the environment while being influenced by it.

Specific Strategy Building

Specific strategies are based on the input provided by the wide context scenarios and the restricted context scenarios.

These scenarios have to provide the information of the gravitational forces that influence the specific activity, the possibilities for developing them, the catalyst that may exist and the inhibitors that need to be avoided or accepted as limits for the strategy building.

Unicist Ontogenetic Map of Specific Strategy BuildingAn organization or individual is equilibrated when maximal strategies are being developed while minimum strategies are built to ensure the survival.

Maximal strategies are designed to expand the boundaries of an individual or organization, while minimum strategies happen within the boundaries of an organization.

That is why maximal strategies require dealing with uncertainty and risks and only a conscious knowledge of the unified field that integrates the wide context, the restricted context, the specific strategy and the architecture of the solution allows managing it.

To deal with maximal strategies it is necessary to have a high level of consciousness that allows dealing with backward-chaining thinking that allows envisioning the solution.

Backward-chaining thinking implies approaching a strategy with a hypothetical solution and beginning a falsification and validation process that allows building a final solution.

Minimum strategies are those that happen within the known boundaries of an individual’s or organization’s activity working in a context of certainty.

Therefore, in these types of strategies, only a medium level of consciousness is required. Minimum strategies are based on forward-chaining thinking that allows working step by step based on the known methods of a known field.

Segmentation of Strategies

Strategy BuildingThe four structural operational segments of strategies will be defined considering them as static. Each one of them develops a different type of strategy:

1) Surviving Strategies
2) Defensive Strategies
3) Dominant Strategies
4) Influential Strategies

These segments can be described in unicist standard language as follows:

1) Surviving Strategies

These are the strategies that aim to survive within the boundaries of an activity. They are based on a win-win approach that has to be managed as a zero sum strategy in order to avoid appropriating value from the environment. These strategies are natural for marginal activities developed by people who work at the “border” of their environment. The price they pay is that surviving activities have no critical mass that sustains them. Therefore they need to be continuously active in order to ensure survival. They need to work 24/7.

2) Defensive Strategies

They aim to defend the boundaries of their activity against true threats. They are based on establishing the necessary operational and control systems to defend the “borders” of their activity. They are power driven because they need to exert power in order to defend their activity. They are focused on paying the necessary prices to sustain their business. The prices they pay sustain their survival and at the same time hinder their expansion. They work necessarily with strict zero-sum low cost, self-sufficient activities because they cannot trust others to defend their business.

3) Dominant Strategies

Dominant strategies are based on the influence the individual or the organization has in an environment. They are focused on developing the necessary value propositions that can be sustained with their influence. They tend to impose functional monopolies that allow them to establish the standard for their activities in the environment. They need to invest a high level of energy in developing their influence through image building and the exclusion of the individual or organizational competitors that do not accept their standards. They work with value adding strategies in order to legitimate their dominance.

4) Influential Strategies

They are based on exerting influence by improving the value proposition of their competitors. They are based on having the necessary speed to be “faster” than the competitors which allows them winning in their environment. Their value propositions are innovative and they are successful when they have the necessary critical mass to influence the environment. They are innovation driven in order to exert the influence of a higher value proposal. They naturally build alliances in order to obtain the necessary influence for their value propositions.

Synthesis

Maximal strategies are based on adding value to the environment while winning in the specific environment they work in and are sustained by the power they have to influence the context.

Maximal strategies define two positions in the environment:

  1. On the one hand, maximal strategies are natural to leaders that exert a dominant position in the environment.
  2. On the other hand, they are natural to influential individuals or organizations.

Minimum strategies are based on developing win-win strategies and paying the prices necessary to survive.

Peter 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. http://www.unicist.org


Unicist Object Driven Business Strategy

The Unicist Strategic approach is based on the emulation of nature. The emulation of the organization of nature allowed discovering the DNA of organizations that is defined by the unicist ontogenetic maps of their functions and is materialized in the implementation of object driven business processes. These researches allowed developing the Unicist Object Driven Business Strategy.

Unicist Object Driven Business StrategyThe basics that sustain these developments were the discoveries of the Conceptual Economy, Conceptual Anthropology, Conceptual Psychology and the Unicist Logical Approach to Businesses.

Four types of objects were developed to manage business strategy.

  1. Commercial Objects
  2. Organizational Objects
  3. Adaptive IT Objects
  4. Learning Objects

1) Commercial Objects

They deal with the expansion of the boundaries of markets

2) Organizational Objects

They deal with productivity, quality and adaptive work processes.

3) Adaptive IT Objects

They deal with the information and communications processes.

4) Learning Objects

They deal with the adaptive behavior of individuals.

The object driven business strategies allow working in the field of what is possible to be achieved developing maximal strategies to expand boundaries and minimum strategies to profit.

Annex: Reality is driven by objects

Unicist ontology based technologies are materialized in objects that are installed within processes to produce optimized results.

Nature is organized by objects. It is these objects of nature that establish evolution’s point of reference. The appearance of new species, the disappearance of others, changes, evolution, and mutation of species are nothing but aspects of nature that may be approached today as of the Unicist Theory of Evolution which is based on the discovery of the Ontogenetic Intelligence of Nature.

For this approach to be economic, possible and certain as far as results go, it is necessary to have the appropriate knowledge. This knowledge may be either diffuse or structured in objects. When it is diffuse, it is permanently being scrutinized. When it is structured, it establishes cognitive landmarks that change as new operational knowledge is gained.

Humans use mental “pre-built” structures to approach reality. Object driven thinking is human’s natural approach to reality. Human mind approaches reality using cognitive objects.

A cognitive object is a structure that contains knowledge, an action procedure, the groundings of such object, and the opinion on which it is based.

When the conceptual knowledge of a given reality is reached we can structure cognitive objects that remain throughout the times and evolve slowly. The Unicist Theory of Evolution lays the necessary conceptual ground to construct stable and safe cognitive objects, which are required to forecast the reality whose knowledge they structure.

These cognitive objects allow the building of systemic, functional and operational objects to be installed within business processes. The cognitive objects also allow the adaptation process of objects to different non compatible environments.

The unicist approach is based on the use of object driven technologies.

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/ucu-en/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/turi.pdf


Maximal and Minimum Strategies of External Freedom

Achieving external freedom requires, besides having the inner freedom to develop it, having a maximal strategy that deals with the process of consciousness and a minimum strategy that deals with the adaptive actions.

Maximal strategies require being conscious about what is happening. This is a universal aspect of maximal strategies.

All maximal strategies in the real world require consciousness of the functionality of the actions that are being planned or developed.

In this case the building of the maximal strategies of external freedom requires being able to discriminate the actions that are being developed, emulate the solution in the mind and have the necessary ontointelligence to deal with them.

The minimum strategies of external freedom are based on developing the necessary, justified and grounded actions to adapt to the environment.

There are different segments when dealing with external freedom:

1)      Benchmark driven

2)      Rationality driven

3)      Ethics driven

4)      Reflection driven

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


Understanding inner freedom to empower personal development

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

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


Social Networks as Adaptive Collaborative Contexts

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

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.

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


The New Era in Businesses: The Unicist Logical Approach

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


The Unicist Strategic Paradigm

Unicist Strategies“There are no strategies but strategists”, because strategies begin to exist in the mind of the strategist.

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.”

Sun Tzu
“The Art of War”

VALUE ADDING STRATEGIES
are based on the conjunction “AND”

IF:
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…
THEN:
Your value adding strategies will be successful.

Peter Belohlavek
“Unicist Strategies”

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

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/ucu-en/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/turi.pdf


The Double Dialectical Logic is Needed to Build Strategies

The unicist strategy is a conscious planning process to achieve possible goals developing maximal strategies to expand one’s boundaries and minimum strategies to ensure survival. It integrates expansive and defensive strategies as a unit.

Unicist Strategy BuildingThe unicist double dialectical approach allows defining interdependent strategies that permit achieving the goal of growing in adaptive environments. It enables the development of stable actions to expand in the environment.

The double dialectical approach in strategy building includes the development of diagnoses to define what is possible to be achieved in order to build the consequent strategies.

The dualistic approach necessarily over-simplifies the strategy building process promoting independent actions to expand and to survive.

The dualistic approach tends towards the development of hypothetical strategies in which survival strategies will necessarily prevail.

The unicist reflection process “action-reflection-action” is the technology to be used to transform dualistic logical approaches into unicist double dialectical approaches in order to define strategies.

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/ucu-en/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/turi.pdf