Most of us live in a black or white, flat world. What do we choose to see, black, white, black and white, grey, green, grey and green ?
What we see is what we get. Intelligence is about seeing all of them and beyond. Seeing in pairs (the ark had its pairs) is inevitable since black is black in relation to white. We make sense by comparing. The quadrants pair, reflect each other, Q1 with Q3, Q 2 with Q4, Potential with Performance and Old with New
Potential = Performance + Waste + an Unknown Quantity, our raison d’être
All systems are purposive and reduction in waste is the super ordinate goal of the system
Growth is a process of positioning, fixing the direction (finding true north) and metrics of the reduction in waste.
Red stands for decay and entropy. Green stands for continual learning and renewal
Community is about the commons, what we collectively share, value, enhance and preserve
suggested reading : An Outline of General System Theory (1950) Ludwig von Bertalanffy