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Personal Strategies: from heroic to conquering actions

Personal strategies begin with heroic actions to find a place in the world but achieve their maturity when conquering actions become possible to expand the boundaries of one’s activities.

Strategic ActionStrategic actions seek to influence the environment actively. The action principle is given by the maximal strategy that is based on the opportunities offered by the environment. The minimum strategy, depending solely on the influencer’s action, is its energy conservation principle.

There are four ontological segments to develop strategic actions: Heroic Strategy, Defensive Strategy, Dominant Strategy and Conquering Strategy.

Level 1 – Heroic Strategy

The heroic strategy is performed by those who develop strategies based on individual heroic actions.

They are basically subjectivists who consider that individual efforts and smartness can prevail over systematically planned actions.

Heroic strategies are based on the personal costs individuals or members of a group are willing to pay.

Such individuals confront problems as personal challenges.

Level 2 – Defensive Strategy

The Defensive Strategy is performed by those who master the situations in which competitors attack.

These individuals are extremely smart when it is necessary to create alternatives to weaken others’ arguments.

They are usually very good analysts and utopists. Their ideas prevail over action.

They use their opponent’s forces to attack the implicit weaknesses of their strengths.

Level 3 – Dominant Strategy

The dominant strategy is performed naturally by those who are secure strategists and feel the need of taking the opportunities of the environment.

They are extremely good at diagnosing, and are able to picture the unified field of a business strategy without considering their personal interest.

They are strict ethical managers.

They are never satisfied. They always feel hunger for new expansive actions.

Level 4 – Conquering Strategy

This strategy is developed by those whose personal driver is conquering new positions.

They are natural doers with a strong intuition to perceive reality and its needs.

Conquerors are smart organizers. They usually lead their conquering campaigns personally.

Innovations and the creation of new paradigms are their natural tools to conquer new fields.

Speed based strategies and an endless energy reservoir are their raw material to adapt to the environment.


Action-reflection-action is the natural process to upgrade the level of a strategy. It requires learning through the actions in the environment, making the necessary mistakes, but avoiding their repetition. Good luck…

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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