Systema: The Six Hats, Six Coats Hypercube

Later in this post we will discuss this man:

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The following table represents my interepretation of the Zachman Framework:

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I have taken this framework and applied the following de Bono metaphor:

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I also incorporated my own metaphor to differentiate the axes:

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These two modifications produced the following table:

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This is where I had an “aha” moment. I asked myself what the entities would be:

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I also recognized that in each column these entities were related hierarchically allowing the creation of a six dimensional hypercube. In creating the hypercube it was possible to look at a variety of “slices”. For example:

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The table above combines Motive with Person. We can see that Motive is verbal while Person is a noun.

Next we will combine Function and Data to create another slice:

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Again, Function is a verb and Data is a noun.

Let’s look at one final slice:

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Here we see that nodes and time have many possible states.

But, why am I doing this exhaustive analysis of the possible combinations in the Six Hats, Six Coats hypercube?

Let’s go back in time for a moment and look at this table:

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When Dmitri Mendeleev created this table to describe periodic behaviour of the elements, many of the elements had not been discovered. However, the table projected what the properties of those elements would be making the search much easier.

The Six Hats, Six Coats hypercube is also a form of periodic table. Its entire collection of possible cells are called the framework space. Many of the cells in the hypercube do not yet exist, however their properties can be predicted. This makes their search and discovery of system components systematic instead of random or organic.

Related Posts:

Systema: Seven Hats, Seven Links

Social Psychology: How to Win Friends and Influence People

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I have been reading Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. I’ve discovered the strategy Carnegie advocates is simply addressing Maslow’s hierarchy from the bottom up in the course of the negotiation. You recognize and appeal to the subject’s physiological needs, security, belonging, esteem, power and conscience, in that order, and you will successfully influence them. Literally a blueprint for persuasion.

  1. Come in sit down. Is there anything I can get you? – Physiological
  2. Let me close the door so we are not disturbed. – Safety/Security
  3. How’s your family? – Belonging/Love
  4. You know your discipline best. – Esteem
  5. It’s up to you. – Self-Actualization
  6. I know you will do the right thing. – Transcendence

Systema: Orientational, Decisional, Actual

Orientational
Why – one of the six causalities
Who – one of the six identities within a causality
Decisional
How – one of the six qualities within an identity
What – one of the six quantities within a quality
Actual
Where – one of the six spatialities within a quantity
When – one of the six temporalities within a spatiality

What I have just defined, finally, are the six dimensions of the interrogative hypercube. Six to the sixth power. That’s 46,656 unique combinations.

The temporal, spatial, quantal, qualal, idental and causal entities are each three dimensional, I hazard to guess, because each is a higher level abstraction of the same phenomena. Three dimensional space is an abstraction of three dimensional time; three dimensional quantity is a an abstraction of three dimensional space and so on.

Systema: No Braner

Why am I up at 2:30AM? Because I am having a no brane experience.

I’m rejecting current physics for an alternate proposal.

You have the six interrogatives: Cause, Observer, Energy, Matter, Space and Time

My suggestion is that each of these interrogatives is three dimensional.

One of Newton’s errors, corrected by Einstein, was treating bodies as zero dimensional points in space. I am suggesting that Einstein erred by considering Cause, Energy and Matter as zero dimensional and Time as one dimensional.

If Cause, Observer, Energy, Matter, Space and Time are regarded each as three dimensional there will be no hidden dimensions. Current brane theory will be unnecessary.

Systema: Business Motivation

I have been reading the material produced by the Business Rules Group and it pains me to see the lack of grounding these people have. They have created a mess of explicit relationships that don’t have any implicit relevance. They do not recognize in the least what actually motivates an organization.

Let me call up one of my most recent Six Hats, Six Coats tables:

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If you look at the CAUSE column you will see the six levels of motivation for a system. And we all know that an organization is a system.So let’s define each of these motivations from the top down:

  1. Reality – to make its internal conscience complement its customer’s conscience
  2. Unity – to make its internal governance complement its customer’s governance
  3. Quality – to make its internal profession complement its customer’s profession
  4. Quantity – to make its internal education complement its customer’s education
  5. Security – to make its internal estate complement its customer’s estate
  6. Regularity – to make its internal cycles complement its customer’s cycles

That is it. Those are all the business rules you need.

Related Posts:

Systema: Seven Hats, Seven Links

Systema: Seven Revolutions…or is it Six?

Came across the Seven Revolutions website and explored it to conclude that they want us to think about the six interrogatives globally over the next 20 years. That’s what I said, six not seven. Their classification system is incorrect. However, do not let this stop you from exploring the site. It is worth the effort.

So ask yourself, how will the following change over the next 20 years:

  1. Existence – Light, Air, Water, Food, Climate, Sensation
  2. Estate – Security, Property, Shelter, Mobility, Perception
  3. Education – Communication, Assembly, Speech, Media, Data
  4. Employment – Professions, Trades, Processes, Methods, Information
  5. Governance – Leadership, Followership, Relationships, Knowledge
  6. Conscience – Religion, Philosophy, Moral Law, Cause, Wisdom

Atheism: An Atheist’s Call To Arms

Richard Dawkins calls all atheists to come out of the closet and challenge the corrosive effect of religion.

Dan Dennitt calls for education in the worlds religions for all children. “Informed Consent is the cornerstone of democracy”.

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