A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
– Sir Francis Bacon
One of my regular readers has asked me to put Lao-Tzu aside and tighten up my language. Since he is a Director of Emergency Management for a metropolitian area, I can understand his requirement for clarity and brevity. So I will put away my gong and see what I can do regarding what he says. He also asked me if I intend to use this concept and I want to make it clear that I will be the first to use it and I will use it until it works smoothly before putting anyone else at risk.
Another question that has come up is my continual tinkering with the terminology. I am doing so because the semantics are crucial to understanding this concept. I have found so far that wrestling with the terms reveals new layers of the concept I hadn’t seen before. For example, I have to distinguish between induction and deduction using a consistent terminology. This is not always obvious at first and requires several interations of refinement. I also wish to create a set of terms that are easy to remember. For example, I have been attempting to find a six letter word that starts with “RE” and means “trust”. Quite accidentally I came upon the term “REPOSE” and will be incorporating it into the vocabulary.
Anyone who has been following the full thread of this blog has probably discovered one of the underlying conclusions I have reached regarding the variety of Hexads I have created and explored. That conclusion is that the Six Hats, Six Coats Framework is a Cartesian Square. I also believe that the Structured Thinking System Entities are a Cartesian square. And now I am faced with the challenge of using the verb REPORT to create the attributes for the thirty-six Structured Thinking System entities.
Here is the latest version of the Structured Thinking System Entities:
I have already concluded the REPORT verb works with only six attributes:
The RECORD verb is constrained to only six values per attribute:
- Motive: Reality, Unity, Quality, Quantity, Safety, Remedy
- Person: Creator, Leader, Master, Novice, Guide, Contact
- Method: Revise, Relate, Report, Record, Repose, Replace
- Object: Motive, Person, Method, Object, Locale, Moment
- Locale: Universal, Global, Official, Collegial, Habitual, Physical
- Moment: Year, Month, Day, Hour, Minute, Second
One of each of these attribute values are captured by the RECORD verb to define a Structured Thinking System entity’s state. The Structured Thinking System relationships define which of the states can be assigned according to the hierarchy.