Unicist Economics


Unicist Anthropology – Discovery of Collective Intelligence

The discovery of collective intelligence allowed building a bridge between the archetypes and lifestyles of cultures and the social, institutional and individual behavior. Individual intelligence is always empowered or inhibited by the lifestyle of a culture which is driven by the fundamentals of the archetype.

Collective IntelligenceCollective intelligence is the driver that allows building intelligent synergy among the members of a society to better adapt to the environment.

It is easily noticeable in animals, such as ants and rats. It empowers their survival capacity and the expansion of their species.

Collective intelligence provides behavioral patterns that establish the cohabitation rules of a society and defines who is a member and who is an alien. It includes the transcendent and immanent aspects of behavior.

The collective intelligence is defined by the archetype of a culture and becomes materialized in its lifestyle.

Although different groups of a society might have different habits according to their possibilities, there is a common lifestyle defined by the collective intelligence that establishes the patterns of acceptable behavior. Those who do not follow these patterns are considered aliens.

Collective intelligence is the intelligence that allows social capital building and institutionalizing.

The collective intelligence works as a catalyst and as a gravitational force for individual intelligence. But the collective intelligence can also work as an inhibitor for the actions that can endanger the rules of a society.

The level of collective intelligence defines the level of development of a culture. Thus the power of a culture is given by the functionality of its archetype in the environment. The Japanese culture is a paradigmatic example of collective intelligence.

Apprehending and understanding the nature of a cultural archetype is necessary whenever there is a need to develop an action to exert influence in an environment. If the acceptable patterns of behavior are not taken into account, the individual will be an alien.

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.
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How Economic Growth can be Fostered

The unicist ontology of economic growth defines that it is based on the action of a technological driver and sustained by the need to avoid scarcity.

If we describe the concept of economic growth, its ontology or fundamentals, we can say that economic growth is driven by technology, monetary circulation, competitiveness and scarcity.

Considering the active principle, that sustains the maximal strategy, technology is the purpose that must be achieved in order to make an economy grow.

This purpose is put into action by a consumer’s monetary circulation and sustained by value competitiveness.

The active principle of economic growth requires:

  • Technology: technology implies an improvement of the generation of added value with less energy consumption and less energy losses. Thus the economy grows in terms of increasing the available added value that can be traded in the community.
  • Consumer’s monetary circulation: is the necessary money and credit available to access goods for the mass population.
  • Value competitiveness: is the capacity to compete providing superior value and not based on cost advantages.

The energy conservation principle, that sustains the minimum strategy, requires the integration of a need to avoid scarcity, productive monetary circulation to finance the production of goods and services and price competitiveness in order to win markets based on price advantages.

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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Utopias Sustain and Foster the Economic Behavior of Cultures

Behind any economic action there is a utopia that sustains it. This implies that the drivers of utopias are the materialistic needs of a culture or an individual.

Unicist Ontogenetic Map of UtopiasThis research triggered the extreme criticism from some segments of “intellectuals” or “spiritualists” who consider that the utopias come from the world of the ideas or from the spirit.

This research demonstrated that they are built as ideas but triggered by materialistic scarcities.

That is why those countries where economic freedom is fostered evolve faster because new utopias are permanently triggered by the participants of the economic activity.

The Unicist Ontological Structure of Utopias

Utopias can be seen from two different standpoints:

  1.  The dysfunctional
  2.  The functional

From the dysfunctional standpoint utopias are a sort of “fantasies”. From a functional standpoint they foster the evolution of cultures.

Utopias’ purpose is to upgrade cultures opening the possibilities of actions and providing a catharsis to sustain evolution.

A social utopia is functional to the next level of evolution. The upgrade of a culture happens because a utopia is installed to overcome the implicit weaknesses of a specific situation of a culture.

This opens new possibilities of action, establishing at the same time a cathartic context that allows failing before achieving the upgrade of the culture.

From an operational essential standpoint, utopias open possibilities, allowing cathartic “explosions”, introduce motivation for action and establish shared goals for the future.

This integration has functional and dysfunctional aspects. But illusory goals should be considered together with possible goals in their oneness.

From a strict standpoint, a maximal strategy that depends on the external environment of the society is somehow an illusory goal to be achieved.

In the field of utopias, illusions, actions, doing and communicating are nor separated concepts but one to achieve the final goal that is upgrading a society.

Operationally, four segments of utopias can be described:

Illusory utopias

Illusory utopias are those that basically provide catharsis to the members of a society. Involving cultures are driven by illusory utopias based on heroic projects that will “change the history” (typical title for illusory utopias).

Illusory utopias become functional when they are part of challenging and possible projects, providing the extreme possibilities to go beyond the boundaries of a situation.

Hypothetic utopias

They are the rational utopias that are built upon theoretical possibilities developing projects that should be achievable. Hypothetic utopias provide a framework of truths to sustain their ideas. They are necessary to widen the boundaries of the possibilities and sustain the need of freedom of dependant societies.

Hypothetic utopias allow people to think that they will be able to change a situation anytime based on their rationalized social intentions.

Possible utopias

Possible utopias are those that allow building synergy in societies. This synergy is based on a shared project that can be done with the integration of the members of a culture.

Possible utopias imply prices to be paid and the exclusion of the aliens. Aliens are those who do not share the vision of the possibility.

These utopias are basic for growth and provide the necessary cultural context to sustain the culture without changing it. Thus they are natural to evolving leading cultures.

Challenging utopias

Challenging utopias foster cultural change. They are based on action and on expanding the boundaries of a culture.

They necessarily include illusory and hypothetical aspects in order to expand the possibilities of what can be done. Challenging utopias are driven by the heroes of cultures.

Evolving cultures and emerging cultures are driven by these challenging utopias developed by heroes.

Those cultures that have not solved their identity in their environment cannot accept authoritative roles and cannot “use” heroes to evolve. They fear the power of heroes and therefore they naturally transform challenging utopias into illusory utopias.

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


What does Unicist Conceptual Economics Propose?

Unicist Conceptual Economics proposes defining what is possible to be achieved given the present circumstances, defining the actions that need to be done to improve the future circumstances and then finally use this definition of possibilities as an input for the systemic approaches to define the operational actions within the limits that have been established.

Unicist mathematics allows defining the possibilities of actions and the probabilities of their success to achieve pre-established goals.

Fundamentals of Country Scenarios

The Unicist Logic of Country Scenarios

It is not easy to apprehend the concept that the economic scenarios are the drivers of the new utopias of a culture. The active function fosters utopias, the energy conservation function is based on cultural myths and the concepts of social scenarios are taboos.

At a conceptual level, there are three integrated scenarios that drive the evolution of a country: the social scenario, the economic scenario and the political scenario.

There are different levels of concepts and fundamentals that drive the evolution of countries.

It has to be considered that these fundamentals are based on the dominant lifestyles (which are consistent with the archetype), work attitudes and technologies.

Lifestyles define the boundaries of social scenarios, work attitudes define the boundaries of economic evolution and the technological scenarios define the evolution of ideologies.

Below the fundamentals of social, economic and political scenarios and the lifestyles, work attitudes and technologies there is a cultural archetype that establishes the core values of a culture.

The cultural archetype establishes the taboos that need to be respected, the utopias that need to be fostered and the myths that need to be followed in order to be an accepted member of the society.

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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


Superior Education to manage the adaptive aspects of businesses

The unicist logical approach allowed managing the adaptive aspects of businesses by using unicist logical tools and business objects. This approach provides cross-cultural solutions based on the researches made at The Unicist Research Institute. To access the basics that sustain unicist education please access:
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Complex adaptive aspects of businesses need to be learned in their dynamics which implies that they need to be learned making real applications based on the knowledge of their dynamic structure.

This is analogous to medical residencies in teaching hospitals where graduated physicians learn to manage a specialty. It has to be considered that medicine is a paradigmatic case of complexity:
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The Future Scenario: Static vs. Dynamic Learning Processes

Unicist EducationThe superior education in business management provided an empirical operational and analytical framework for business management that upgraded professionalism in the XXth century.

The static empirical model that permitted administrating businesses provided the knowledge that allowed developing the necessary information technology that became redundant with the superior educational programs. Simultaneously, the explosive R&D capacity to release new products shortened their lifecycle.

These two situations, the redundancy of operational an analytical knowledge and the acceleration of business processes, made the static empirical approach to business become functional to business operation but dysfunctional to business management.

This scenario opened new demands for superior education in businesses that are still unsatisfied.
http://www.unicistinstitute.net/blog/the-10-year-scenario-for-superior-education-in-business/

The Next Step: “teaching hospitals” in the business field

Business ResidenciesUnicist education is based on learning processes that are analogous to “teaching hospitals” based on real complex problem solving. The unicist educational model is a postgraduate model that deals with the learning of logical tools and business objects. You can access a white paper at:
www.unicist.org/deb_wpue.php

It requires having the necessary technical-analytical knowledge learned in graduate or undergraduate programs.

It requires the learning of:

1)      The building of future scenarios

2)      Diagnosing businesses

3)      Developing Unicist Strategies

4)      Building Business Architectures

The difference between the Unicist Education and the Professional Education can be synthesized in:

Aspect

Unicist Education

Professional Education

Educational Framework Teaching Hospital / Clinics Workshops / Seminars / Courses
Educational Model Complex Problem Solving Systemic Problem Solving
Learning Approach Action-Reflection-Action Theory-Practice
Problem Solving Approach Results Driven Tasks Driven
Future Forecasting Logical Inferences / Delphi Groups Projections / Delphi Groups
Knowledge Logical & Empirical Approach Empirical Approach
Type of Tools Unicist Logical Tools Operational-analytical tools
Business Planning Strategic approach Analytic approach
Dominant type of Analysis Fundamental Analysis Technical Analysis
Risk Management Ambiguity Certainty
Business Processes Adaptive Systems Operational Systems

Educational Alternatives

We propose you compare the differences between unicist education and professional education by accessing the information on the unicist logical approach and the approaches to cross-cultural businesses of four major Global MBAs (2 in the USA and 2 in the EU).

We recommend beginning with the social communication of the different proposals.

1) Harvard Business School
https://www.facebook.com/HarvardBusinessSchool

2) Stanford Graduate School of Business
https://www.facebook.com/StanfordGSB

3) London Business School
https://www.facebook.com/LondonBusinessSchool

4) Insead – The Business School for the World
https://www.facebook.com/insead

5) Unicist Corporate University – The Unicist Research Institute
https://www.facebook.com/unicist

What is the Unicist Logical Approach to Businesses?

Learn about the Unicist Logical Approach at: http://www.unicist.net/clipboard 

The unicist logical approach manages the adaptive aspects of business as unified fields based on the knowledge of their ontogenetic maps.

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Unicist Active Business Library

The knowledge of the ontogenetic map of a business, its market and the context allowed managing the fundamentals that define the possibilities of business actions.

The future scenario building became possible based on the knowledge of the ontology of evolution and the ontogenetic maps of a business and its restricted and wide contexts.

This knowledge allowed defining synergic maximal strategies, to expand beyond the boundaries of a business, and minimum strategies to work within them.

Adaptive business processes became reliable based on the use of ontology based business objects. The use of objects upgraded the role of human work in business.

The integration of fundamental analysis and technical analysis allowed building reliable business knowledge, transforming uncertainty into risk and integrating the knowledge of the possibilities of success with its probabilities.

All the solutions, business objects, technologies and knowledge provided by The Unicist Research Institute are based on the unicist logical approach and generate significant energy saving effects.

You can find the Unicist Active Library at: 
http://www.unicist.com 

Teaching Hospitals in Business

The Unicist Corporate University (UCU) is the academic arm of The Unicist Research Institute that is organized as a Teaching Hospital that develops business residencies. It is based on technologies that allow building cross-cultural strategies: http://www.unicist.org/sdp.shtml#cc

The UCU is now expanding worldwide installing In-company Corporate Universities to provide the unicist technologies to deal with the adaptive aspects of businesses.

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.
https://www.unicist.net/economics/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/turi.pdf


Dealing with economics requires using a pragmatic approach

Economic Sciences is a paradigmatic field of complex adaptive behavior. The unicist approach to economics integrates pragmatism, structuralism and functionalism. This first post is about the pragmatic aspects of the unicist approach. If you want to find the roots of pragmatism, we recommend reading the works of Charles Sanders Peirce, William James and John Dewey.

Framework of the Unicist ApproachThe unicist approach to complexity science was developed in order to provide a methodology that is specific to deal with complex adaptive systems in order to avoid the extension of the use of methodologies that correspond to the field of researching systemic aspects of reality.

This drove towards the integration of a pragmatic, structural and functionalist approach to research in the field of complexity sciences that is the framework used in all the researches done at The Unicist Research Institute.

Pragmatism

The research in the field of complex adaptive systems does not allow artificial experiments because they change the conjunction of elements that integrate them.

Therefore a pragmatic approach that integrates practice and theory is needed.

This implies that complexity science requires the integration of reliable knowledge (theory) with experiencing (practice) in order to define the functionality of a complex adaptive system.

The Unicist pragmatism is based on the integration of theory and practice based on the knowledge of the ontogenetic map of the specific aspects of reality which include their fundamentals.

Unicist pragmatism is based on the unicist reflection process (action-reflection-action) and the use of destructive tests to establish the limits of the theoretical knowledge and non destructive tests to put pragmatism into action.

If you are not aware of the meaning of the word pragmatic, we strongly recommend researching the concept “pragmatism”.

Peter 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


Davos 2014: Proposing the Unicist Approach to Manage Evolution

The Unicist Approach to manage the adaptive aspects of reality opened the boundaries to diagnose and develop solutions in complex environments.

We invite economists, anthropologists, political scientists, sociologists and all the professionals who are focused on evolution to participate in the preparation of a document on the Unicist Approach to Evolution to be presented to the World Economic Forum 2014.

This approach allows integrating the technical analytical approach with the unicist fundamental approach to provide reliable knowledge to forecast the future to build accurate scenarios and define the consequent possibilities.

The document will be finished by June 2013 inorder to be evaluated by the organizers of the World Economic Forum 2014.

Unicist Press Committee

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.
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Market growth: Think before lowering the prices to grow

Price Elasticity of demand measures the responsiveness of demand to a change in the price of the product. Alfred Marshall first developed it. From our point of view this is one of the most believed fallacies in economic knowledge, because there is no direct dependence between these variables.

The price elasticity of demand is calculated by considering the percentage change in demand and dividing it by the percentage change in price.

But this relation is real only if there is no change in the perceived value of the product.

We consider the traditional theory an explanation of a particular situation which can not be considered a law.

Considering the Unicist Conceptual approach the elasticity of demand, analyzed from the point of view of the supplier, depends on the price and the perceived value of products.

The sole fact of a product being used changes its value. Therefore it is necessary to understand that the “price elasticity of demand” depends on the price and the subjective value that sustains the price. The price elasticity occurs only within the fuzzy set described and defined by the value-price relation.

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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


Unicist Approach: changing the Paradigms of Economic Growth

Economic Growth was basically managed using monetary circulation until the Unicist Approach to Economic Growth was developed.

The Unicist Approach defined the necessary conditions to develop economic growth which are applicable to macro and microeconomics making the necessary homologies. It requires dealing with the fundamentals of Nations and how their power is sustained.

“The Power of Nations is based on the construction capacity which is given by work and sustained by the non-exerted destruction capacity that we call dissuasion power.

This implies that the economic power has to provide the maximal strategy, the possibility of upgrading to the next step while the dissuasion power developed by the administrative authorities of the country provides the necessary secure environment to grow.

It has to be considered that the economic power is basically individualistic oriented. In the materialistic world the same “thing” cannot be shared. Money is in my pocket or it is in your pocket. It cannot be in both at the same time.

That is why the nature of the materialistic world is the dualism which naturally drives towards fostering activities based on individual initiatives.

This is not necessary at a subsistence level but it is a must if a culture fosters expansion and influence in the environment.”

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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. https://www.unicist.net/economics/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/turi.pdf