Everything you’ve learned in school as “obvious” becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There’s not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines.
- R. Buckminster Fuller
One of the discoveries I have made, so far, in my study of physics and how it translates to business is that the fundamental building blocks of of the universe are the point and event.
The first step is to create the cardinal Distance set
Distance = | p |
and to create the cardinal Duration set
Duration = | e |
The second step is to create the ordinal Area set
Area = ( p / p’ )
and to create the ordinal Frequency set
Frequency = ( e / e’ )
The third step is to create the exponential Volume set
Volume = ( p / ( p’ * p”)
and the exponential Amplitude set
Amplitude = ( e / ( e’ * e” ) )
Finally, we consider the complete sets of Events giving us Space
Space = ( ( p * p”’ ) / ( p’ * p” ) )
Time = ( ( e * e”’ ) / ( e’ * e” ) )
where e are event sets and p are point sets. Space and Time are four dimensional set constructs.
This applies to Business in the sense that Locating (Space) and Timing (Time) are the fundamental building blocks of business: The first order of business. We will move up to the next level in the next post.
Business Physics II: Mass and Light
Business Physics III: Gravity and Energy