Unicist Approach


Costs do not influence the use value of products

The value of a product does not depend on the cost to produce it. Costs might define the limit of the feasibility of a business but the do not define the value of the product.

The following metaphor will provide the general idea.

“The cost of a glass is given by its solidity.
The value is given by its hollowness.
Costs add no value.
Values add no costs.
But both integrate the glass.”

The value of a product is what makes a business possible and drives the maximal strategy. It has no causative relation with the cost. This is self-evident in the software business. But in the construction business, there appears to be a relationship between costs and value that in fact does not exist.

The costs of products define the minimum strategy; they define the feasibility of a business. In some type of businesses these limits are more significant than in others. But understanding that the costs have no causative relationship with the value allows defining expansive and profitable business strategies.

In business activity, the preceding metaphor can be completed with the saying:

“Businessmen/women need to reduce the costs, that have no value,
and increase the value that has no costs.”

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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Managing Businesses as Adaptive Systems

Businesses are, by definition, adaptive systems that need to evolve in an adapted way in an environment. Therefore, knowledge is essential to manage businesses. Knowledge implies having the necessary information to make decisions and implementing them in order to generate a business.

Reliable knowledge can be achieved when the fundamental knowledge and the technical analytical knowledge have been acquired.

Fundamental analysis is the approach that defines the limits of the possibilities of the evolution of a given reality. Fundamentals define the boundaries implicit in the functionality of such reality.

Technical analysis deals with the cause-effect relation between “variables” that have been identified making a systemic compromise.

The discovery of the unicist theory of evolution and the structure of concepts that regulate the evolution of living beings and their deeds established the structure for fundamental analysis integrating it with technical analysis in order to develop reliable knowledge.

While technical analytical knowledge uses predominantly a dualistic logic, Fundamentals knowledge is based on the use of integrative logic.

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Ceteris Paribus kills evolution but sustains survival

Ceteris Paribus allows dealing with reality as if it would stand still. This allows managing conjunctures without considering the long term effects. Ceteris Paribus “behavior” is necessary to deal with survival conjunctures and it has to be accepted  that when it is used a mortgage on the future has been installed.

Ceteris Paribus is, in some way, the stepfather of fallacious reasoning. “Other things being equal” is the translation. But the world is in constant movement. That is why things are never equal.

Econometrics basically approach reality in two dimensions. Unicist ontology describes reality using a volumetric approach based on three dimensions: a given purpose, an action function and an energy conservation function.

This integration solves the problem of fallacies based on Ceteris Paribus reasoning. The unicist approach defines the unified field in which the conclusions of adequate econometric models deliver reliable results.

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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/financials/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/turi.pdf


The Unicist Approach to Business Modeling

Business models were hypothetical structures that defined a business before the Unicist Approach was applied to Corporate Finances. The probability of success of this approach was uncertain and produced too many failures in start-up businesses.

The Unicist Approach provided a structural approach to business modeling using the ontogenetic maps of businesses and their markets in order to design secure business models including the strategies and the architectures to make them happen.

“This research was triggered by the need of defining the necessary structure to introduce reliable simplicity in business management. Business decisions become simple when their elements are emulated in the mind of the decider.

Simplicity implies that what is being done is necessary, evidently possible and the cause-effect relations are manageable. The unicist hyperrealist model allows developing the business models that simplify the business world.

Business Models are developed to deal with the future of businesses. The future does not exist today, but it can be “built” making inferences based on the knowledge of the ontological structure of the unified field of the business.

Unicist Hyperrealism provides a logical, reasonable, understandable and provable structure and the necessary business objects to develop the processes to transform the hyperreality that is implicit in any business model into results.

The emulation of reality is a hyperrealistic construction. A business model is, by definition, a hyperreality. Unicist hyperrealism becomes functional when the unified field of a business has been envisioned in its oneness, including the operational aspects that allow achieving the established goals.” 

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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/financials/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/turi.pdf