Systema: Whyever? Part 3

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Considering the definition of strategy that I have adopted in part 2 of this discussion, I also want to adopt a new definition for “tactics” and “operations”. The definitions would be as follows:

goals: the beginning, intermediate and terminal states of a system.

rules: the navigational and non-navigational processes relating goals.

strategy: a single path to a terminal goal observing the rules.

motivation: the complete set of strategies for a system.

tactics: the actual path followed during an actual session by a user or users.

Note: I have changed the definition of operation and added result based on the comment by Rita Heinlein. – relationary

operation: the actual non-navigational rule with parameters found in a tactical path.

result: the actual goal state achieved by an operation found in a tactical path.

With all the above considered I would suggest that information architecture be renamed to motivational modeling.

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3 Responses to “Systema: Whyever? Part 3”

  1. Rita Haehnlein Says:

    Operations are not results.
    Operations produce results.

  2. grant czerepak Says:

    Thanks for the feedback, Rita. I’ll give my definition some more thought.

  3. Systema: Whyever? Part 2 « relationary Says:

    […] 3 is here. Posted in Goals, complexity, decision, extensive form, game, game theory, green coat, green hat, […]


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