Human Time Management

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Time management and time drivers define the efficacy of human actions. Out of time does not exist. Reality does not wait for individuals’ preparation. Although it is of universal application, the ontology of time management and its drivers is a basic fundamental analytical tool to define responsibilities in work and learning processes.

Human Time DriversIndividuals’ actions are ruled by time drivers. These drivers put the described time management into action. These time drivers are:

  • The present
  • The future
  • The past
  • The “here and now”

Structurally it can be said that the proactive drivers and the reactive drivers are the essential drivers of individuals to adapt to universal time.

But the research on time management demonstrated that there are two major segments: individuals with a proactive action and individuals with a reactive action on the environment.

It was also seen that individuals with a reactive action on the environment systematically struggle avoiding involution while individuals with a proactive action fall in that situation when they do not include a minimal strategy to deal with the “here and now”.

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.
http://www.unicist.org/turi.pdf

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Unicist Riddle: Cooperation in Diversity

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Thousands of years ago, an alien male individual in an unknown country decided to adopt the unicist way of life. No one perceived a difference in his behavior. He was part of a family, a clan and lived as everyone did. What people did not notice is that his personal life changed completely. Things happened during the night while he should have been asleep. Instead of being asleep he heard extremely loud noises in his head. Ghosts come and leave, or not, during the night.

Albert EinsteinAt the beginning he thought he was ill; but after several nights he began to hear that the noises were in fact voices, the voices of his organs. Unicist ethics was based on democracy, and his organs were trying to introduce democracy within his body.

No problem at all, he thought, democracy always drives towards growth. But time passed and the organs could not agree on who should be their President.

After having many assemblies, there were three final competitors for President:

  • The brain – representing the conservative party
  • The heart – representing the green party
  • The hands – representing the labor party

No one knows how there appeared a fourth candidate participating in the election which was the anus. It is said that the anus cheated, but in fact he was there, competing with the conservatives, the green and the labor parties.

He was an independent. He was proud of that. He felt he was the only one who could coordinate the body in a democratic way.

Elections happened in an assembly with no secret votes. Transparency is the rule of a human body (but only inside). It was supposed to be a debate with all the candidates present and finally the assembly would vote the president.

The brain began explaining why the brain was in control of the nervous system and could foster the growth of the individual. While the brain was exposing; the anus tried to interrupt but his intervention was hindered by the assembly.

Then the heart spoke, explaining how important blood and feelings were in the evolution of the body. The anus tried to participate again but his intervention was hindered by the assembly.

Finally the hands explained how important their function was. Without hands there would be no food and the body would die. The anus tried to intervene again and was not allowed to speak by the crowd.

As the assembly went on for too many hours, it was suspended until the next day, in order to let the anus expose his point of view.

But on the next day there was no assembly. The anus had “shut down” and did not want to participate in any coordinated activity with the other organs of the body.

One week afterward the individual had headaches. Two weeks afterwards he was sick and three weeks afterwards the anus was the President.

But this is not the end of the story. If it would be it would mean that any “gatekeeper” could be the president in order to avoid headaches.

The labor party did not agree with the independent anus and began to strike in order to ensure that the democratic rules should include the positive votes of every organ and not be based on the exclusion capacity of an organ.

They provoked a labor revolution. “Democracy must be sustained by actions” was the motto of the campaign. Inaction is unethical.

The individual was sick for six months. It was the time the body needed to accept that only the value added by an organ can define its political role.

Finally the government was assumed by a troika: the brain, the heart and the hands and the individual continued with his normal life. The anus is still there and very sensitive to the food the hands provide, the feelings of the heart and the chronology of the brain.

Peter Belohlavek

What was the purpose of the anus?

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

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Take opportunities using Greek + Chinese philosophy 1

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Kairos

According to the Greek mythology, Kairos was the god for the right or opportune moment (the supreme moment) that allowed humans exceed the limits of their fate.

The Greeks had two words to refer to time: chronos and kairos. The first one refers to chronological or sequential time, the latter signifies a time between, a moment of indeterminate time in which something special happens.

Chronos was a quantitative measure while Kairos had qualitative nature.

As it can be seen on the image of Kairos, the god of opportunities was bald on the back of his head. This meant that opportunities could only be taken when they were coming. When they were going there was no way to grasp them.

That is why an apportunity can only be seized if one’s mind is prepared and the person is able to see it before it passes. Opportunities are such because they change the fate of people.

The Chinese Perspective

Chinese philosophy considers that any crisis is integrated by a threat and an opportunity.

Crisis - Opportunity

The question we want to explore is: why can not people see the opportunities Kairos brings about?

Our hypothesis is that the Chinese are right; the opportunities always come together with a threat, and unfortunately most of the people see the threat of the opportunity and cannot see the chance that is being opened.

When fear prevails, people need to wait until the threat passes before trying to grasp the opportunity. But, paradoxically, then they cannot grasp it because the head is bald and the opportunity has been lost.

By integrating both aspects we can see that only those whose minds are prepared and have the courage to manage the threat that is implicit in any opportunity are able to grasp the hair of Kairos when he is coming.

Peter Belohlavek – 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. http://www.unicist.org

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Unicist reflection to inhibit Zero Sum Strategies

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I am pleased to inform that a paying forward action to inhibit the multiplication of Zero Sum Strategies has been launched by the Unicist Goodwill Network.

Minimum Strategies are Zero Sum Strategies. That is why they have to be used after a Maximal Strategy, which provides added value, has been implemented.

The zero sum approach multiplies when Minimum Strategies are used to approach reality without having a Maximal Strategy as a counterpart.  They provoke a Zero Sum Effect that degrades actions and fosters the involution of the environment.

Zero Sum approaches need to be unconscious because individuals seek for profit without adding value. Only psychopaths or sociopaths can do that.

The antidote is simple but not easy.  It requires a unicist reflection process (action-reflection-action) that allows integrating value adding strategies with Zero Sum Strategies making an adaptive process possible.

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

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Corruption inhibitors in cultures and institutions

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Corruptors profit from the degradation they produce.

Corruption degrades cultures until they become a group of survivors led by stagnant survivors. This implies that the final stage, which implies that cultures become to live in an endless transition of manipulative leaders, is that individualism, which is the driver of corruption, prevails over the needs of the culture.

The morality of intentions prevails over the morality of actions which drives individuals into the survival ethical intelligence. Survival has no rules nor codes unless people need accomplices to survive.

The Corruption Inhibitor

That is why evolving cultures have a structural corruption inhibitor that hinders that the society enters a massive survival attitude.

Corruption is inhibited when there is a functional ethics which implies that functionality prevails over intentions, the justice is focus on ensuring equal opportunities for all and the society is transparent.

Expansive justice implies that individual action is protected by social repair and not only individual repair and there is a social sanction of all actions that are not within the system of a society.

This is only possible if there is a social transparency of the actions and individuals are identified based on their actions and added value in a society.

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.
http://www.unicist.org/turi.pdf

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Unicist Predictors: Anticipating the future based on facts

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Predictors are signs that can be read to anticipate the future. They are ambiguous signs that require to be read considering the conditions of the restricted and wide contexts.

PredictorsPredictors are observable events that make the fundamentals of specific aspects of reality observable.

The fundamentals of a specific reality are able to define a concept if there is a catalyst or a gravitational force that is influencing it.

Everyone uses predictors to interpret actions. For example a smile is a predictor of what can be expected.

Non-verbal communication necessarily includes the observation of “predicting signs” in order to act or react.

The rational use of predictors requires being aware of thee structure of fundamentals that rule a given reality and the external forces of the restricted and wide contexts that influence it.

It is necessary to use predictors to deal with complex adaptive aspects of reality. The unicist algorithms and the unicist ontogenetic maps provide the structure of predictors to be observed and measured to anticipate the future in order to react or exert influence to make things happen.

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.
http://www.unicist.org/turi.pdf

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Mutations are structural changes to survive

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We define mutation to all structural change in the purpose of a being, or of any of its “vital subsystems”. We refer to mutation every time that a subsystem is somehow annulled for some non-“traumatic” reason, and this is hence transmitted to future generations.

Modifications of functions will cause different effects according to the role the functions comply with. Mutations occur when the purpose of given concepts change.

If there is a modification in the adverbial function mutations could take place, and even if there is none, the system has lost stability and will generate a change in the verbal function.

Mutation may occur because of evolution or because of involution. In the first case mutations are based on the action of the verbal function to fulfill its purpose. Involution is produced by the inability of the verbal function to produce results.

Evolution implies that the verbal function, representing a more functional intelligence, turns to be the purpose of a concept.

Involution implies a structural change in the functionality of a concept. The verbal function sub-concept replaces the concept.

Socially, there is mutation when there is a change in the habits of a given society. The purposes of a society are implicit in its habits.

Fifth evolution law: The law of mutation

Mutation occurs when a living being or a being with artificial life is marginalized and his survival is threatened. In this context, living beings mutate and adapt again when they have the necessary energy to do so.

This law can be observed in the evolution of diseases. Viruses mutate frequently. They mutate when they need to find new ways to survive hostile environments.

Mutations occur in chaotic contexts. It is hardly impossible to influence mutations to cause evolution.

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.
http://www.unicist.org/turi.pdf

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Homology between the Unicist Theory and the “TAO”

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The homology between the Unicist Theory and the “TAO” allows understanding the level of integration that needs to be achieved to adapt to an environment to generate value.

Homology between the Unicist Theory and the TAOThis integration of the double dialectical logic that emulates the intelligence that underlies nature is the core of transforming movements into actions.

The energy is generated when the purpose is being achieved integrating the active principle and the energy conservation principle. This integration defines, at an essential level, the unified field of a given reality.

Apprehending reality as a unified field requires accepting that one is part of that reality and that there are no observers but participants when dealing in an adapted way with complex adaptive systems.

The Unicist Logic and the “TAO”

Both the Unicist Double Dialectical Logic (Unicist Logic) and the “TAO” deal with the principles that underlie nature.

Homology of the Unicist Logic and the TAO

The Tao gave birth to one.
One gave birth to two.
Two gave birth to three.
Three gave birth to all things.

Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu

The integration of Yin and Yang builds the triadic structure of the Unicist Logic. Both the “TAO” and the Unicist Logic explain the structure of the unified field of the functionality of a specific reality including its dynamics and evolution.

Yang is homologous to the dialectics between the purpose and the active principle. It defines the active functionality of an entity.

Yin is homologous to the dialectics between the purpose and the energy conservation principle. It defines the energy conservation functionality.

The conjunction of both dialectics is defined by a triadic structure that integrates the ultimate functional purpose of the entity with the active principle and with its complement, defined by the energy conservation principle.

Both the “TAO” and the Unicist Logic are based on the use of the conjunction “and” excluding the use of the disjunction “or”.

If you are not aware of the scientific use of the “TAO”, we recommend reading the book “Tao of Physics” by Fritjof Capra.

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.
http://www.unicist.org/turi.pdf

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Hegel, Marx and the Unicist Double Dialectic

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Dialectic as defined by Hegel is contradictory with the concept of complex systems. Complex systems are integrated based on the conjunction “and”, and their evolution includes the complementation between the apparent opposites.

This dialectical thinking of Hegel, who considers the synthesis as a result of the opposition between a thesis and an antithesis, permits the construction of parallel realities based on the disintegration of the real world and the construction of a world where the limitless evolution of ideas drives towards an ideal.

Hegel builds an apparently upgrading fallacy.

Marx’s perceives the fallacy implicit in Hegel’s approach but he can not get rid of his dualistic approach to reality and his need to build a better future that only depends on the promotion of an adequate antithesis.

But his materialistic approach hindered him to accept an ethic of added value in the real world.

He built a dialectic based on the definition that thesis is given by an existent myth and the antithesis is a utopia that will change the myth creating a new environment. This implied considering that the utopia is a response to the existing myth.

But in real life, myths limit utopias, sustaining an underlying purpose which is considered a taboo.

Utopias are not responses to myths but reactions to taboos. They are born to change an existing purpose to be achieved.

Marxist dialectic drove to human declination because the fallacy he had built required materialistic absolute ideologies to sustain it.

The perception of dialectics

To perceive dialectics it is necessary to have a high abstraction capacity.

Those who do not have the abstraction capacity consider the dialectical behavior based on observable facts of reality. They cannot differentiate correlations from cause-effect relations.

Instead of seeing the relation between B and C as an effect relation they consider the relation causal, because they perceive the effect limiting function of C as a cause of B’s functionality.

When causal relations cannot be perceived it is not possible to forecast the probabilities of success of actions.

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

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Teamwork: are repairing actions necessary?

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In a cooperative teamwork every damage produced by a member to another participant needs to be repaired. This repair is a cost the damager has to pay in order to reconcile with the group.

A repairing action implies regretting the damaging action, doing common good actions (for the members of the group) and substituting what has been damaged.

But this rule does not apply in competitive environments where competition prevails over cooperation. In these environments damagers are not responsible for the damage produced as long as they consider their actions as justified, unavoidable or necessary.

In actual teamwork many of the damaging actions are non-conscious. They are justified if they happen in a competitive environment, but require repair in a cooperative context, (intentions do not count).

The rules of an environment define the cooperative or competitive prevalence. Individuals need to follow these rules to be functional. For example the building of “spirit de corps” requires, on the one hand, the dominance of cooperation in the internal relationship in a group but, simultaneously, a strong competition with the external environment.

Cultures like the Japanese and the German are based on cooperation. The institution of “hara-kiri” is the expression of the need to repair in extreme conditions.

Depending on the goals, cooperation or competition have to prevail or need to be integrated to build social capital. Both are ethical behaviors with different functionalities.

Repairing actions are necessary to build social capital or to cooperate, but are unnecessary in competitive environments. In these environments damages are part of the rules of the game. Sorry, nothing personal… is a saying that suffices.

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. 
http://www.unicist.org/turi.pdf

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