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The Marketing Model of the Unicist Confederation

The Unicist Confederation is a multilocal-cooperative confederation that organizes the business arm of The Unicist Research Institute. The positioning of the Unicist Confederation is based on the use of objects, that emulate the organization of nature, and includes the three objects that integrate a system to sustain the introduction of unicist technologies in companies:

Marketing Model of the Unicist Cofederation1. Driving objects
2. Inhibiting objects
3. Entropy inhibitors

It has to be clarified that we consider each company is a market itself.

This information is public because we are interested in expanding the approach of emulating nature in the field of business worldwide. None of the information included in this document is confidential.

The Commercial System

1) The driving objects are given by the value propositions that are developed for a specific client. Their accuracy, functionality and the adequate timing define the success of our commercial action. They work as Commercial Objects.

To define a value proposition it is necessary to have sound knowledge of the market and the environment where this proposition has to work. Value propositions need to be written in business language.

2) The inhibiting objects help to ensure the functionality of our actions. They are defined in our Code of Ethics that establishes the framework of actions.

3) The quality assurance system inhibits the entropy to ensure the minimum strategy that sustains the effectiveness of the value propositions.

The Core of Success

The core of the success of innovative propositions is to have catalysts that accelerate buying decisions and gravitational objects that sustain the foundations of the value propositions.

About the Catalysts – Semantic Objects

The commercial/professional catalysts are accelerators that need to be able to increase the influence of the value propositions and have the necessary synchronicity to satisfy the needs of the clients.

The accelerator for the buying decisions of our clients is given by the conceptual framework of the solutions. The use of catalysts requires using ambiguous language in order to open a discussion space with the clients.

The catalysts of our business can be found at:
http://www.unicist.org/repo/
http://www.unicist.org/scientific-collaboration/

These catalysts can be used with professionalized organizations that manage the concepts of what they are doing and can go beyond the operational aspects. Our catalysts work just by reading their “prefaces”.

About the Gravitational Objects

Innovations need to be sustained by a gravitational force that gives them meaning. They are utopias or meaningless ideas if they do not have a gravitational force that sustains them. They need to work using subliminal communication.

The gravitational force that sustains our value propositions is given by the Paradigm Shift in Sciences that is introduced by the The Unicist Research Institute.
https://www.unicist.net/marketing/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/unicist-paradigm-shift.pdf

Conclusion

The value propositions are the drivers of the actions of the Unicist Confederation, the restricted context is positioned by the use of the available catalysts and the wide context is established by the paradigm shift in sciences.

In our commercial actions it is necessary to begin by establishing the gravitational force, which provides an authoritative environment. Then it is necessary to use the available catalysts before making concrete business propositions.

These value propositions are marketed using a model based on the use of the attributes of the image.

This requires that all the members of the Unicist Confederation need to have the knowledge of what the paradigm shift in science is, and be able to explain this shift in plain language.

Unicist Executive Committee

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.
https://www.unicist.net/marketing/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/turi.pdf


Trends: Unicist Lifestyle Segmentation and Evolution

Unicist Lifestyle SegmentationLifestyle segmentation underlies human behavior. Lifestyles establish the parameters of normality and the “ethical mask” of a society.

Describing the lifestyles of a country permits establishing the limits within which segmentations can work. Only in the case of basic human needs lifestyles are not a limit but only a gravitational force.

The unicist lifestyle segmentation is analogous to the VALS segmentation of SRI. But, while VALS uses psychology to segment people according to their distinct personality traits, Unicist Lifestyle Segmentation uses anthropological invariables and country archetypes to segment people.

Unicist Lifestyles

Lifestyles are the archetypical behavior patterns of a society and its members. These archetypes serve a group as automatisms to carry out the everyday activities that are functional to that society’s purpose.

Hence, lifestyles are the result of the integration of a society’s collective unconscious with its archetype, which define different ways of facing reality.

Archetypes resolve the weaknesses of a social group by turning uncertainties into assertive answers which guarantee the success of individual and social purposes.

An individual’s lifestyle makes him acceptable and functional to the society’s needs. It also allows him to find groups of identification across different cultures or communities.

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


Discovery of the Unicist Psychological Market Segmentation

The Unicist Psychological Market Segmentation was discovered at The Unicist Research Insititute. It has been applied for more than 25 years until it could be integrated in the Conceptual Psychology as a behavioral object.

Psychological SegmentationIt is the segmentation that defines the type of relation an individual has with a product/service. An individual adapts to reality within limits. Psychology established the limits of an individual’s context. You can access a synthetic document on Unicist Market Segmentation at:
http://www.unicist.org/repo/#Marketing

Psychology defines the personal myths of individuals. Fallacious myths produce stereotypical behaviors. True myths describe human typologies.

Psychological segmentation shows four segments in the relation of the individual with the product or service:

  • Emotive
  • Affective
  • Protective
  • Authoritative

Emotive

This typology establishes emotional relations with products and services. These relations are naturally unstable. When “emotive” individuals are in the expansive cycle they establish pleasure-driven relations. When they are in the contractive cycle they establish a “child-child” relation with products.

Affective

The affective typology seeks stable caring relations with products and services. There is an implicit fear of abandonment. They cannot let go. When they are in the expansive cycle they establish interdependent relations. When they are in the contractive cycle they establish a “child-parent” relation with products.

Protective

“Protective” individuals protect the goods they buy. They care about them. When they are in the expansive cycle they establish dominant relations. When they are in the contractive cycle they establish a protective “mother-child” relation with the product. They need to possess products so they feel they are in charge of them.

Authoritative

They use products and services functionally and carefully. They respect the identity of objects. When they are in the expansive cycle they establish functional relations. When they are in the contractive cycle they establish a “father-child” relation with products. They change the products/services when they do not fulfill the implicit promises.

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.
https://www.unicist.net/marketing/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/turi.pdf


Logical Management Tools: Unicist Pilot Testing Method

Solutions are omnipotent fantasies unless they have been tested. Solution testing implies testing their functionality and requires a precise design of the tests. The “trial and error” use of solutions is not a pilot test.

Pilot tests have two objectives:

– Falsification of knowledge

– Validation of knowledge

1) Falsification – Destructive testing

Falsification, in the field of complex problems, implies finding the limits of the validity of a given solution. To do so, it is necessary to develop experiences in homologous fields until the limits of validity are found.

Pilot TestsTwo elements are homologous when they have the same “nature”. A whale and a dog (an extreme example) are homologous if they are considered as mammals. A dollar and a yen are homologous considering that they are both currencies.

These two cases demonstrate that homology can be total or partial. When the solution necessary to influence a reality is falsified in a totally homologous field, then it is naturally secure. The extreme condition of this example is the homology of two identical elements.

The falsification process is a destructive test for solutions that are applied to realities with incomplete homologies.

The destruction occurs when a condition is found to demonstrate the fallacy of the solution.

2) Validation – Non-destructive testing

Validation implies the factual confirmation of the validity of solutions. Validation is achieved when a solution suffices to exert influence on a reality in a predictable way.

The validation process is homologous to a non-destructive test in the field of material research. Validation implies cause-effect relations.

Validation provides a reliable solution to operate under controlled conditions.

The solution is valid if the conditions of the application environment are analogous and homologous to the characteristics of the validation environment.

Learn more about the Logical Management Tools at:
http://www.unicist.net/management-tools.php

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.
https://www.unicist.net/marketing/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/turi.pdf


Unicist Adaptive Marketing

Marketing is, by definition an adaptive process where the needs of someone who is buying and someone who is trying to sell merge in a process that requires following both.

Unicist Adaptive MarketingThe unicist logical approach to marketing is a process that defines the active selling actions following the synchronicity of the buying-decision process, which allows minimizing the effort to influence potential buyers while optimizing results.

The unicist adaptive marketing process requires integrating both the active selling process with the “receptive” buying-decision processes that establish the limits of the possibilities of ethical marketing actions.

The unicist double dialectical approach allows integrating the synchronicity of actions based on the nature of the buying decision process, which always includes the different shapes adopted by the “desire-duty-convenience” stages.

On the other extreme, the dualistic approach to marketing is based on the use of active selling actions and substituting the consideration of the buying-decision processes, with the exertion of power, which adopts all the shapes that are needed to “force” a buying decision. That is why dualistic marketing processes necessarily stimulate, in the short or long run, the use of manipulative actions in order to influence buyers.

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


Segmentation is the core of successful marketing actions

Unicist Object Driven Marketing is based on a segmentation that allows, on the one hand, an accurate definition of the “what”, “what for”, “why” and “how” a segment buys, and on the other hand, the transformation of this abstract knowledge into objects to influence the clients and expand the markets.

Unicist Market SegmentationSegments necessarily preexist to segmentation. They cannot be invented, they have to be discovered. The unicist approach to segmentation includes all the levels of processes that happen in the consumer’s mind when making a purchasing decision.

Unicist Object Driven Marketing is the most effective way for marketing because it follows the nature of the consumer’s mind and uses the most powerful technological tools to communicate.

When dealing with human behavior, fundamentals lay the grounding of human attitudes but the environmental and materialistic needs define the drivers of what people desire, want, need and buy.

Unicist ontology considers that the ontology of a functional reality is unique and cross-cultural but its operation varies according to the culture.

That is the reason why “Design globally, operate locally” gains a strong meaning. In this sense, the cross-cultural concepts are called invariables, while the operational shape such invariables take, varies from culture to culture.

Unicist Market Mix is an approach to influence the markets, its segments and individuals in the most profitable way: approaching their nature.

Understanding cultures, segments and products makes the unicist marketing mix approach possible. The unicist marketing mix establishes the successive and simultaneous actions to influence the consumer’s or user’s purchasing decision.

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


Alternatives to learn from the market: Copying or Recreating

The research on the conceptual structure of benchmarks, developed at The Unicist Research Institute, showed the different levels of energy consumption in the learning process involved in benchmarking and the nature of recreating versus copying.

Benchmarking UseThe objective of benchmarking is to learn from the market.

Benchmarking forces individuals to face the market and confront with the possible weaknesses of its value proposal.

The learning processes are materialized in a recreation process that allows integrating the benchmark by upgrading the value proposition at a conceptual level.

There is also the possibility of copying solutions that are not protected by intellectual property.

Recreation is energy consuming but allows overcoming the benchmark with better solutions. Copying tends towards cloning solutions which probably will be at a lower level than the benchmark but might have lower costs.

The recreation process requires apprehending the ontology of the benchmark to build a better operational solution. Creation, and also recreation, requires sound knowledge.

Ontological benchmarking requires understanding the ontological structure of the business aspects that are being compared.

It allows apprehending the nature of the activity and widening the possibilities of the expansion of the functionality of the value proposition.

Therefore, it is necessary to have the ontological structures of what is being compared. Ontological benchmarking is an energy consuming activity.

Diana 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


Marketing Strategy: Every battle is won before it is fought

The unicist approach to manage the competitive triangle in business provides the information to define the possibilities of accessing a new market or specifically a new customer or client.

Unicist Competitive TriangleThe ontogenetic map of the competitive triangle has been designed to define the fundamentals to expand the boundaries of the commercial operation of a business. Sun Tzu was right.

To expand the boundaries of a business it is necessary:

  1. To generate an additional added value to the client; this implies innovation.
  2. To develop a value proposition that allows establishing a common space where the goals of the client and the provider are being integrated.
  3. To ensure a meaningful return on investment for the client.

About the competitor

Competitors are substitutes and succedanea delivered by another provider, the client itself or alternatives of the providing company that cannibalize the original value proposition.

It has to be considered that the egos of the participants of the client’s organization are also competitors.

The unicist approach to the competitive triangle generates the perception of apparent paradoxes that can only be apprehended if one is conscious of one’s buying process.

There is no doubt about the fact that the final purpose is to satisfy the clients’ needs.

A market confrontation is won by the one who is able to build a common place where the needs of the client and the value proposition fit in.

But if one considers that the building of a common space requires being complementary with the client, it is self-evident that the provider needs to propose a complementation to the buyer.

The Competitive TriangleTherefore the winner of the “contest” is not the one who is more active but the one who has a better energy conservation function (seen from the client’s point of view).

The competitor is the one who assumes the active function and fosters the installation of solutions that are considered utopian by the buyer. Innovations are not aesthetic in themselves.

There are several inferences that can be done based on the knowledge of this structure:

  1. The selling problem is simple. It just requires following the rules of a minimum strategy. What is complex is the design of a strategy based on actual business intelligence. It is necessary to know precisely which are the needs of the client and the content of the value proposition of the competitor.
  2. Innovations can only be bought if they are understood, reliable and considered necessary to produce a demanded result.
  3. While the clients appear to be looking for the most productive solutions they will buy the safest solution which might or not be the most productive. Even innovators need to rely on solutions.
  4. The competitors are the “catalysts” of the buying process. That is why competition expands markets. The existence of innovative alternative solutions proposed by the company allows building a virtual competitor, if the business is managed based on a value adding ethics. This has to be included in the attributes of the brand.
  5. If there is a virtual competitor there has to be a double action on the market, on the one hand, an innovative maximal strategy and, on the other hand, a complementary minimum strategy.

This implies that to enter a new market a company needs to establish a superior competitive alternative (star product/service) that provides an “umbrella” to the possible and complementary solutions.

The core of this approach is to have accurate business intelligence, including specific SWOT analysis, to define the marketing strategy and selling actions.

Diana 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


Unicist Double Dialectic: Begin the New Year winning

The unicist approach to the competitive triangle generates the perception of apparent paradoxes that can only be apprehended if one is conscious of one’s buying process.

Competitors are substitutes and succedanea delivered by another provider, the client itself or alternatives of the providing company that cannibalize the original value proposition.

It has to be considered that the egos of the participants of the client’s organization are also competitors.

There is no doubt about the fact that the final purpose is to satisfy the clients’ needs.

A market confrontation is won by the one who is able to build a common place where the needs of the client and the value proposition fit in.

But if one considers that the building of a common space requires being complementary with the client, it is self-evident that the provider needs to propose a complementation to the buyer.

Therefore the winner of the “contest” is not the one who is more active but the one who has a better energy conservation function (seen from the client’s point of view).

Unicist Press Committee

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


The Power of the Dualistic Thinking

The unicist approach to business requires the use of dualistic logic to manage minimum strategies. Minimum strategies are zero sum strategies that happen within the boundaries of a business to ensure survival.

The dualistic approach needs to use efficient procedures and operational benchmarks to monitor the activity to ensure results.

The integration of the survival strategy with an expansive strategy requires the use of double dialectical approach that allows integrating them.

Minimum strategies are necessarily oriented towards demand driven markets and they fluctuate with the demand of the environment.

Maximal strategies expand the boundaries of business and allow managing supply driven markets. They need to build the future demand driven market.

Dualistic thinking provides the logical approach to deal with unicist minimum strategies. Without them, the unicist maximal strategies would “explode”. But it requires its integration with maximal strategies in order avoid “implosion”.

Access a synthesis on the “Discovery of the Unicist Ontology of Forward-chaining and Backward-chaining Thinking” that is available at the Scientific Dissemination Program. You will find there other syntheses that might be of your interest:
www.unicist.org/papers/unicist_ontology_forward_backward_chaining_thinking_en.pdf

Unicist Press Committee

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