how power1 gets done has new rule sets emerging

the focus is shifting from what power is to how power moves…

so what?

most people are out of step with the new pace of power2

what do the data say?3

  1. power |ˈpou(ə)r|noun the ability to do something or act in a particular way… –New Oxford American Dictionary 3rd edition
  2. 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.
  3. Ironically, oftentimes it is those who think they are setting the pace are most out of step because they rush past the multi-factors that shape power and rush to a narrow rule set that does not factor in ‘external rule sets’ that arise from machine learning. click here for more

…join in the evolving understanding of power

the sound does not revolve around us

the data does not revolve around us


The Tactical4 reality is we revolve around

the sun, the data, and the movement of physical world 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 

    1. 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.
    2. each in their own way, each with their own timeline of change; which requires we humans to adjust our ways and timelines.
    3. “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

financial factor

money's role as prime currency is fading

financial interaction

Front-line operators with machine learning access diminishes the power of leverage

logistical factor

chokepoint supply chains giving way to sustainability loops

logistical interaction

the role of physical world connections are on the move

analytical factor

new measurement & observational tools

analytical interaction

open new physical world ∞ humanity relationships

biological factor

wisdom of nature's ways confirmed yet again

biological interaction

leverage-based power systems9
experience an inversion to work like nature
  1. » business » academic
    » political » financial
    » healthcare
    » governmental
    » religious » military
    » logistical » food
    » biological » educational
    » learning » analytical
    » targeting » agricultural
    » soical » commercial
    » perception making
    » decision-making systems
    » and so much more. 

     social      factor

social power licensed to institutions reconsidered by individuals

social interaction

new tools ∞ data rebalancing relationship power to old wisdoms
The data in the sliders below reveal the collapsing effect of what is currently happening to many classic ‘in-the-box’ power systems10. It is our point of view, this is happening due to new ‘peer-to-peer’ enabled machine learning technologies11 .  A repeatable power interaction pattern12 is forming in spite of…
‘Never saw it coming…’ ‘We thought we were safe…’ ‘We thought doubling down on operational efficiency would help us ‘wait it out…’

    1. 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.
    2. 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…).
    3. …This last point about leverage-based dependent power systems collapsing is evident and exampled in the next section.
    4. 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.
missing something?

starting here might help...

Tricia Wang's TED Talk
is a great place to start to better understand Big Data...
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radical transparency works in peer environments...
'peer-to-peer' enabled machine learning technologies work...
for over twenty years, Ray has lead Bridgewater Associates,
the largest hedge fund in the world with radical transparency
in a peer environment, with unprecedented success:
How to build a company where the best ideas win...
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"Cost of Trust does go down"
the role of a 'trusted go between'; sometimes voiced as, “the world will always need a...farmer, banker, lawyer, trader, supply chain manager, teacher, professor, marketing people, sales people, procurement people, and more...",
is changing, quicker than most realize ...
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We see all things in the physical world are connected...
click here for video...
patterns of life coming into view..
The Bloomberg BusinessWeek article explains the study of how people and objects move. This in turn allows an observer to form a story about what might be going on, known as a 'pattern of life'. Due to new human-led machine learning feedback systems like like Plant Lab's Dove Tiny Satellites, the pace of change is quickening...

video at top of article is fascinating
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is your job about to disappear?
automation is replacing jobs on the right...
...this power move will work its way to the left.
get the full story here...
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Need reinforcing before moving to blockchain?
Ric Edelman's conversation with Eric Piscini from Deloitte during Singularity University's Exponential Finance Conference. Start the program from the beginning and then scroll the time line to 30 minutes 20 seconds to start the 8 minute segment. It is fascinating...
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dirt meets digital
another example of power moves 'first gradually, then so suddenly few can react' is happening now where dirt meets digital: farming without farmers13
  1. 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
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organic food industry's gravitas frays
Flaws of today's organic food industry's 'process-based' standards beginning to emerge beyond ability to ignore...15
  1. 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
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television industry power on the move
controlling which television shows make it to the next season, used to be in the control of just a few people14
  1. 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  
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retail's in-and-out Anchors Aweigh
they shift from being major cultural, financial, analytical power bases16
  1. to the latest example of how power moves gradually until it moves so suddenly few can process, adjust too, or survive. To see the magnitude of how power moves in exponential ways, click here and here, and here, and here, and even more here
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Why the blockchain [] changing everything...
Fortune's article and video lays it out quite nicely...
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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.

A New Kind of Science by Stephen Wolfram
     ….is a book we found helpful.  (free online version here)