how power1 gets done has new rule sets emerging
the focus is shifting from what power is to how power moves...
most people are out of step with the new pace of power2
what do the data say?3
- power |ˈpou(ə)r|noun
the ability to do something or act in a particular way,...
--New Oxford American Dictionary 3rd edition © 2010 by Oxford University Press, Inc.1
- Data is signaling that power moves in multi-dimensional, omnidirectional, surges, purges, and progressions...all at speed that require faster rates of adjustments than today's leverage-based power systems can deal with. More on power systems*, leveraged-based and its competitors, in the sections to come. For now, let's focus on how power moves.
*business » academic » political » financial » healthcare » governmental » religious » military » logistical » food » biological » educational » learning » analytical » targeting » commercial » agricultural » soical » perception & decision-making systems, and so much more.↩
...join in an evolving understanding of power
the sun does not revolve around us
the data do not revolve around us
the power does not revolve around us
The tactical4 reality is we revolve around
the sun, the data, and the movement of power
...and everything is going to be just fine.5
- tactical | taktək(ə) | adjective
• (of a person or their actions) showing adroit planning; aiming at an end beyond the immediate action: in a tactical retreat, she moved into a hotel with her daughters.
• relating to or constituting actions carefully planned to gain a specific military end: as a tactical officer in the field he had no equal.
• (of bombing or weapons) done or for use in immediate support of military or naval operations. Often contrasted with strategic.
- New Oxford American Dictionary 3rd edition © 2010 by Oxford University Press, Inc.
- We humans have done it again. We have created a new technology we don't yet fully understand. We think how Galileo handled things is a good reference for how to relate to new data flowing from new technology. To see how legacy power (business & more) models hinder power moves (an anticipated historical event because power moves in anticipatory cycles and loops), check this out this example involving Microsoft ∞ Google.
"Probably the best example is Microsoft: the company didn’t “miss mobile” — Windows Mobile came out in 2000 — but rather was handicapped by its allegiance to its license-based modular business model and inability to envision a world where its core product (Windows) was a planet orbiting mobile’s sun; everything about Windows Mobile’s design presumed the exact opposite."[From Ben Thompson's Stratechery blog: "How Google is Challenging AWS."]
Patterns ∞ Opportunity ∞ Value
It is our point of view, there are patterns in the physical world, which lead to opportunities, which create value...
- our ability to make one's way in the world (power) follows a pattern » different opportunities move at different rates
- distributive technologies are moving us and our money to move in complex patterns similar to how change moves in the physical world…
- some industries are closer to the physical world than others » the way they move, the patterns they display » holds insights for us all
Being close to food and technology uniquely positions us to help you better understand how distributive technologies can harmonize your world in known and yet to be discovered ways » systematically, scaleable, through known patterns
This morphing of each power pattern7 is causing an anticipated historical event. Due to new tools, in true traditional fashion, humans are once again being forced out of cherished routines and 'processes'.8
Power always finds ways around leveraged assets.
All elements to this emerging understanding have not yet crystalized in form. However, the data are presenting many combinations of power that are underutilized by the current, leverage-dependent power structures, platforms, processes and more.
Presented below are the five basic patterns of power, and more.6
- the word pattern is both a noun, as in model or design, AND a verb, as in "Give a regular or intelligible form to". For example "‘the brain not only receives information, but interprets and patterns it’". For further clarity, when we refer to 'power patterns' we refer to both the quantifiable power factors and the qualitative power interactions.↩
- each in their own way, each with their own timeline of change; which requires we humans to adjust our ways and timelines.
- "Throughout history, scientific revolutions have been launched when new tools make possible new measurements and observations, e.g., the telescope, the microscope, spectrometers, DNA sequencers. They’ve enabled us to significantly increase our understanding of the natural world around us by collecting and analyzing large amounts of data. Our new big data tools now have the potential to usher an information-based scientific revolution on just about any domain of knowledge, - including people, and their varied interactions, organizations and institutions, - given our ability to now gather valuable data on almost any area of interest." Irving Wladawsky-Berger↩
'Never saw it coming...' 'We thought we were safe...' 'We thought doubling down on operational efficiency would help us 'wait it out...'
- in this situation our use of 'classic' is similar to other references (the shift from classical physics to quantum physics, and more...) where before optical technology was able to bring clarity to situations (things like microscopes, telescopes, and more...) humans used 'best guesses', 'rules of thumb', averages and raw intuition to make perceptions and decisions. ↩
- in this situation our use of 'machine learning' is used to suggest the affect of today's machine learning on our understanding of the physical world is similar to how previous optical technology, (e.g., eyeglasses, telescopes, sextants, microscopes, DNA sequencers, spectrometers, near-infrared, lidar, & more…) upended the way previous generations viewed the world and our place in it.That is to say the raw data, and early use case experience are demonstrating previous ways of perception and decision-making (best guesses, rules of thumb, averages, and more...) and the leverage-based power rule sets collapse as new multi-dimensional, omnidirectional, raw data streams in from machine learning tools.Tools like: blockchains,artificial intelligence, deep learning, cloud computing, hyper-connected networks, and so much more...).
- ...This last point about leverage-based dependent power systems collapsing is evident and exampled in the next section.↩
- Power is the ability to do something or act in a particular way. The word pattern is both a noun, as in model or design, AND a verb, as in "Give a regular or intelligible form to".For example "‘the brain not only receives information, but interprets and patterns it’". For further clarity, when we refer to 'power patterns' we refer to both the quantifiable power factors and the qualitative power interactions.↩
is a great place to start to better understand Big Data...
...this power move will work its way to the left.
get the full story here...
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- agriculture (that space in the physical world where humans go first to feed themselves) has long been managed (12,000+ years) by people apprenticed (shown what works and what doesn't work) into how to convert the chaos of multiple-dimensional power systems interacting with each other (the weather, seed germination, animal and crop life cycles, economic ups and downs and the unpredictability of agricultural prices, war, famine and more...) into financial, logistical, analytical, biological and social sustenance for themselves and so many more. In 2017 the cropping portion of agriculture is on the move from out of the hands farmers and into machine learning alternatives. Now who is ready for that? Click here for more↩...ready to turn insights into actions? include us...
- many on the fringe of the organic food industry standards setting are under the impression that the standards are outcome based » Most are not aware organic label is merely a 'process-based' label, not outcome based...» meaning most consumers think the organic food they buy is in line with the definition of the word organic [...denoting a relation between elements of something such that they fit together harmoniously as necessary parts of a whole:] » unfortunately, today's organic standards don't work that way » for examples of how today's standards are far from most consumer's organic food expectations click here, and here, and here, and for a particularly intense viewpoint, click here ↩...ready to turn insights into actions? include us...
- the power of deciding what gets on television, and at what price, is on the move from humans to machine learning » money and cultural power flows of people from a community who thought they were 'protected' is sure to come next... machine learning is a trojan horse in the practice of ratings projections ↩...ready to turn insights into actions? include us...
The above examples give insight to how power moves: gradually, then suddenly...
...in multi-dimensional, omnidirectional surges ∞ purges ∞ progressions.
The questions are many...
...do you see the patterns?
...can you capture the opportunities?
...what value are you leaving behind?
Patterns ∞ Opportunity ∞ Value
...Still seeking more before you move?
...we recommend comparing and contrasting complicated systems management and complex adaptive systems management practices.
resource materials include:
Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
by General Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman, Chris Fussell
...is a great book to learn the differences between complicated power systems and complex power systems.
'Complex Adaptive and Emergent Systems' (CAES) by Peter Fryer and Jules Ruis
...provides a brief description of how, in our view, how power moves in the physical world.