Conceptual Knowledge

Conceptual Management – A Logical Approach to Businesses

The conceptual approach to business requires that people need to know “why” something is happening. This is unnecessary at an operational level, but is a basic question when dealing with strategic approaches. The “know why” is driven by a logical approach to businesses that allows managing their concepts making them reasonable, understandable and provable.

Unicist Ontology of Conceptual ThinkingWhen the boundaries of a business are being expanded, individuals need to apprehend the concept that is behind its operational aspects in order to influence a new environment. This implies apprehending the ontology (nature) of its concept and its dynamics.

On the one hand, the conceptual approach to business became possible based on the discovery of the structure of concepts, defined by a purpose, an active and entropic function and an energy conservation function, which allowed apprehending the nature of facts and actions (unicist ontology).*

On the other hand, the discovery that the concepts people have in mind work as behavioral objects that drive their behavior made this conceptual approach necessary to deal with strategic approaches.

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The Origin of Conceptual Thinking

The endless “Why?” question posed by children (nearby 3 years old) is what allows establishing the neural network needed by a person to apprehend and manage concepts. This process starts when children begin to look for the origin of those things they are interested in.

This endless “why” questioning has three main benefits:

  1. It sustains the development of the neural network that allows dealing with the origin of things and not only with the operational aspects.
  2. It expands the language of the child driving her/him to deal with an implicit integrative, fuzzy and predicate logic.
  3. It provides the “why” that allows children to approach their games, which develop their systemic thinking approach.

Conceptual diagnoses, conceptual design and conceptual management became possible using the unicist logical approach, which made “concepts” tangible and provided the structural functional approach to develop business diagnoses, strategies and architecture.

*Based on the research on Conceptualization developed by Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute.

The Unicist Research Institute

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.


The unicist approach to concepts, pre-concepts and anti-concepts

A concept is a “complex” entity in itself. People who know the concept of something have the knowledge of the possibilities and the evolution of a specific reality.

The Time Course of the Insight EffectThere are two elements that hinder its apprehension for those who are focused on their personal benefit:

  1. Being focused on one’s needs requires dualistic thinking (implicit in the dialectics of Hegel and Marx). It implies the use of disjunctions and the absence of the necessary conjunctions.  Thus the individual is transformed into an observer who cannot emulate a concept in mind because he is not integrated with the external reality. Dualism hinders the apprehension of concepts.
  2. Genetic behavior inhibits understanding others to profit from them.

Pre-concept are conceptual constructions to avoid one’s personal risks. Anti-concepts are the entities that destroy concepts. They work like anti-matter deals with matter.

Gamma waves are the waves that appear when an extreme level of consciousness is achieved. We use a reflection process, action-reflection-action, which allows accessing concepts. It has to occur in real value adding actions to be effective.

It is a precise methodology to access gamma brain waves to use concepts and build strategies. We develop this to work in the field of businesses and future scenarios.

Accessing the following links you will see other homologous description of the concept of gamma waves.

Medical Research

Zen Monks

Anti-intuition is an intuitive perception that produces paradoxical results. Paradoxical results imply the self-destruction of the individual or of the goal that wants to be achieved. It is triggered by anti-intelligence.

That is why complexity is only for giving people. Takers can only rationalize concepts but cannot manage accordingly. Giving in business implies giving first and profiting from the counterpart. It is not a utopia.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems.


Doers need to have conceptual knowledge

Human action is naturally driven by the concepts and fundamentals individuals have. These concepts and fundamentals provide the final picture of what wants to be done.

conceptsEveryone considers that s/he has the concept of what they are doing.

But the results of actions demonstrate that some of them really have the concept of what they are doing while others just think that they have it.

The difference is that they might have operational, functional or essential concepts, pre-concepts or anti-concepts of what they are doing.

The knowledge of operational concepts allows individuals to deal with static actions in which the environment does not require adaptive behaviors.

The knowledge of functional concepts drives maximal strategies that allow developing actions beyond the boundaries of a situation. They allow dealing with adaptive behaviors when the minimum strategies are given.

The knowledge of essential concepts allows developing adaptive actions, which include both the development of maximal and minimum strategies.

The use of pre-concepts helps to drive the actions that allow individuals to avoid personal risks.

The use of anti-concepts drives towards those actions, which appear to be functional, but destroy a concept. Anti-concepts work as such when the actual concept “bothers” the individual and he uses them to destroy the concept.

Analytical knowledge does not drive towards actions but it is functional to control actions. Analytic knowledge is based on a dualistic logical approach while conceptual knowledge is based on a double dialectical logical approach.

Diana Belohlavek

Based on an excerpt from the book “Doers” by Peter Belohlavek.

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems.