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Unicist Family Business Strategies – The Unicist Standard

Business-driven family companies and family-driven companies are highly conditioned by the family archetype of each culture and the solution given to the roles that this fulfills. In the cultures where the affective predominates over the economic and social role, families that have businesses are highly inefficient and are always at risk as they don’t stabilize as institutions (independently of their members).

In cultures where the roles are balanced, business-driven family companies and family-driven companies are distinct fundamentally for their capacity and speed of growth. Business-driven family companies grow more rapidly.

In cultures where the predominant roles in the family are social insertion and the economic role, families with companies have a powerful influence in the environment. Although structurally they have less capacity to grow, they compensate this with the influence exerted in the environment. In markets with imperfect competition they build very powerful empires.

When we are dealing with business-driven family companies we can state that they are more effective than family-driven companies in the active roles, which are hunting, where one goes out to seek the animal in the market, and agriculture where intensive activities are developed.

An efficiently organized business-driven family company is more effective in passive hunting where it works from the basis of the influence of the family brand, and passive agriculture where extensive is what counts.

Therefore each business-driven family company must know what market niche to occupy where it can best achieve results.

We want to highlight that in marginal markets with highly imperfect competition, these concepts have no effects in reality, which is managed by non-company relationships, where the family-driven company has the weight of the family in that society.

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Martin Alvaro
Marketing Manager

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute is the major research organization in the world in its specialty based on more than 3,000 researches in complexity science applied to individual, institutional and social evolution.

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Benchmarking General Electric: The Nature of Innovation

Managing the nature of innovation is basic when dealing with growth. This is something General Electric manages since the era of Thomas Edison.

The Unicist Standard in Innovation Management deals with the object driven technologies that are necessary to manage innovations.

You will find the information on the nature of innovation between the lines of Jeff Immelt’s lecture, CEO of G.E:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YOEwYAXH10

Next week we will be providing the ontology of innovation in order to help benchmark General Electric.

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Diana Belohlavek
VP Unicist Knowledge Bank

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute is the major research organization in the world in its specialty based on more than 3,000 researches in complexity sciences applied to individual, institutional and social evolution.


Use strategic management to improve your organization

Unicist object driven management is an upgrade in management because it integrates a unicist strategic approach to businesses with the operational solution. Access the technology to design business objects that make strategies work.

The Unicist Strategy Programs at The Unicist Corporate University are analogous to medical residencies.

Dealing with business strategies, diagnoses, scenarios and action plans in business cannot be solved with case studies.

Case studies are autopsies, that are necessary to learn the “language”, but only “live” cases can be the basis for approaching strategies, diagnostics and scenario building. Unicist technologies manage reality based on its nature.

Therefore, only “live patients” and real cases with personal involvement make the learning of unicist object driven technologies possible.

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Aesthetics is the core of Steve Jobs’ business approach

Apple’s success is based on the capacity of perceiving the latent needs of the market and delivering original innovative solutions.

We hope you made the effort to learn from Steve Jobs about Apple’s fundamentals as we proposed.

If you still haven’t done the “homework” we recommend watching the video before following the reading of the answer to the questions posted:

http://unicist.net/it/learning-from-steve-jobs-apple%E2%80%99s-fundamentals/

We consider that the core fundamental of Apple is aesthetics. But aesthetics is not beauty. It goes beyond.

Apple products are aesthetic because they complete the needs of their prospect clients, they are desirable and harmonic. They also include inaccessible aspects that basically deal with innovative technology.

It can be said that the integration of an innovative technology with the fulfillment of latent needs are the core fundamentals that drive Apple’s business.

Steve Jobs is a doer himself

“Doers make things happen. Therefore, more than ever before, it is time for doers in the world.”

Doers 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.

“The world is built by doers and enjoyed by followers”. The joy of doers is in the deed itself.

We hope this has been useful.

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Diego Belohlavek
Expert System Manager

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute is the major research organization in the world in its specialty based on more than 3,000 researches in complexity sciences applied to individual, institutional and social evolution.


Business Governance and the Unicist Standard

The business governance model defines the capacity of an organization to grow. Only democratic organizations can use unicist business objects.

Large organizations are basically democratic at the top, have a significant authoritarian component in the middle management and a trend toward individualism at the bottom.

This is counterintuitive for most of the people in the business world. They consider that the top management is authoritarian.

But what is the meaning of democracy in business?

Democracy doesn’t imply following the popular saying: “Eat excrements, millions of flies cannot be wrong”.

Democracy in business implies that the values of the arguments are given by their foundations and not by who is posing them.

Top managers need to be democratic in order to listen to the market while they influence it. Companies can only grow if they listen to reality and are able to adapt to it. That is the meaning of democracy in business.

But there are people who need to control things and cannot deal with divergent positions. In this case a company can only grow in low-cost/ low-value markets. When the market buys “price” the individual just needs to follow the market. There is no influence needed. Authoritarian driven companies are basically commodity sellers. When they manage their business processes adequately they might be extremely profitable.

When authoritarian governance prevails the business has a structural problem to grow.

Individualistic companies are naturally artists or solopreneurs. When they are artists the business man / woman is their agent.

When they are solopreneurs they just sell what they need. Individualistic companies cannot grow because they do not do what the market demands, they do what they want to do.

Individualistic governance drives naturally towards extinction or bankruptcy. They inevitably die with the “owner”.

But it has to be considered that the energy demanded to manage a business in a democratic way is extremely high. It is easier to run it in an authoritarian way. Individualists do not run businesses; that is why the energy consumption is very low. They just sell themselves.

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Peter Belohlavek

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Managing businesses dealing with their fundamentals

Managing fundamentals fosters action; managing technical-analytical knowledge makes control possible. This is the Unicist Standard.

To grow it is necessary to start with the actions and follow with the control. Control is an energy conservation function.

When control prevails over action an organization is in involution.

Learn more about Peter Belohlavek’s description on how to deal with adaptive systems:
http://peterbelohlavek.net/blog/knowledge-to-influence-adaptive-systems/

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Unicist Object Driven Management: The Unicist Standard

The use unicist object driven technologies integrated in the unicist standard implies the emulation of objects in nature. Management is the paradigmatic example of how objects help in the development of stable, growing and profitable organizations.

The nature of a manager’s function is to manage people, hardware and software to produce results.

The object driven management approach is based on structuring the activities of a business based on its nature and the nature of the working processes that have to be developed to achieve the goals of a business.

It implies the institutionalization of an organization in order to reuse objects and simplify processes while increasing productivity and quality.

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Diana Belohlavek
VP Unicist Knowledge Bank

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute is the major research organization in the world in its specialty based on more than 3,000 researches in complexity sciences applied to individual, institutional and social evolution.


Natural Laws of Products: The Unicist Standard in Strategy

Products are perceived being different depending on the segment of the markets.

Peter Belohlavek’s e-book provides the natural laws of business strategy. We strongly recommend downloading and printing this book in order to use it as a bedside book until you manage the natural laws of business strategy.

It will shift your business life.

Some of the laws follow as an example:

  1. Markets are segmented when the attributes deposited on the products by different individuals are contradictory.
  2. Segments preexist to segmentation. Segmentation exists although it is not being considered.
  3. Product design requires being able to consider the segments of the markets.
  4. To define a segment it is necessary to know how the product is being used and not only what is said about it.
  5. …..

You can access it buying the rights of use of the Unicist Business Search Engine: http://www.unicist.net/ubse.shtml

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Martin Alvaro
Marketing Manager

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute is the major research organization in the world in its specialty based on more than 3,000 researches in complexity sciences applied to individual, institutional and social evolution.


Learning from Steve Jobs: Apple’s fundamentals

Listening to the lecture of Steve Jobs you will access the information you need to understand the core fundamental of Apple’s success.

Access the lecture at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc

Next week you will find the answer on this blog. It is included in the unicist standard contained in the Unicist Business Search Engine.

Suggestion: Reflect on it. The answer is between the lines.

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Diego Belohlavek
Expert System Manager

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute is the major research organization in the world in its specialty based on more than 3,000 researches in complexity sciences applied to individual, institutional and social evolution.


The Unicist Standard for Business Upgrades

Upgrades are such when businesses are able to add more value to their markets.

To do so a company needs to change the weaknesses that are implicit in the strengths of its business.

But when the implicit weaknesses are “repaired”, the complementary strengths lose their support. Where there is a light there is a shadow. Therefore, where there is a strength there is an implicit weakness.

Changes of implicit weaknesses produce commotions in businesses, having three possible consequences:

1)      The upgrade of the business

2)      The mutation of the business

3)      The elimination of the change

Upgrades require changing the operational procedures of a company in order to increase the value added to the market. The unicist standard implies the use of business objects within the organizational processes.

Business objects need to add specific values to the processes. That is why a conceptual design of the entire business process is needed to introduce business objects.

Evolving businesses are “democratic”. Democracy in business means that the decisions are objective, grounded and functional to the organization.

Transparency is a basic condition for business upgrades. But transparency is only possible if the fundamentals of the business are being managed.

Business stagnations or downgrades

In stagnated or involving businesses the organization is driven by its strengths considering the implicit weaknesses as a limit for their actions.

This is functional to businesses working in markets that are stagnated. But a business that works within the limits of its weaknesses enters automatically in an involution cycle if markets evolve.

Involving businesses are used to compensating their weaknesses with a dominant role. Stagnated businesses fight against involution exerting power to convince the market and the internal organization that they are following or leading a successful trend.

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Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute is the major research organization in the world in its specialty based on more than 3,000 researches in complexity sciences applied to individual, institutional and social evolution.