January 1, 2017



We learned from the ancient Greeks that simple is pretty.

Our model is simple. It is pretty. A simple pretty model is easy to apply in every day practice.

For guaranteed success in the long and very long run:

  1. Follow in the footsteps of the great;
  2. Look inside;
  3. Repeat.

When seeking strategy ahead, apply S3S4ME℠–Strategic success=systemic solution seek for maximum effectiveness.🚀

S3S4ME--Success=systemic solution seek for maximum effectiveness

S3S4ME℠–Success/strategy=systemic solution seek for maximum effectiveness℠

How does it work, for example in law?

Simple: we compare the public policy interest behind the development of an area of law and the development of another. Run the “attention in agenda setting test.” Better yet, “the Carnot efficiency test” applied to an area of law.

A test? How? We can use family law and child custody and parenting time matters as example. How developed is the area of law when compared to secured transactions (a body of law that is quite developed, and thus ‘approximately complete’–i.e. it is close to efficiency and effectiveness in practical application)? When compared to contracts law? To non-intentional torts? We find that family law, and custodial and parenting time “best interest of the child” law is an area of law in its epistemic and applied-development infancy.

Next step: attempt to develop stronger closer to quasi-complete new paradigm in family law.

Next boost innovation: apply S3S4ME℠ itself–systemic solution seek for maximum effectiveness.🚀

We end up with an app and a business idea that, when implemented, ensure path to Pareto optimality of solution via self-enforcing means.

Next we implement the business idea. Of course, meanwhile IP law secures our rights.

In brief, the S3S4ME℠ model has four easy “analytical steps” and then two “action steps”:

  1. What is the system? Ensure it’s approximately complete.
  2. What are the Core Defining Variables (CDVs) driving the system? Simple is best. Ensure non-duplication. Eliminate all threats to validity.
  3. What is a (dynamic) equilibrium state for the system?
  4. What minimal intervention on CDV(s) we need to enact to let system flow towards equilibrium?
  5. Act. (In other words: enact the minimal intervention)
  6. Watch. (In other words: be surprised by the power of natural laws applied to personal or business success)

We are so confident in the power of the simplicity and beauty of our model that we give out the model for free for everyone to learn and use. The details are sometimes in the pudding itself;)

Some pragmatic questions you may have are of course:

Q1: How to ensure the modeled system is approximately complete?

Q2: How to best identify the CDVs in a simple (non-duplicative, parsimonious) way?

Q3: How to find a dynamic aequilibrea?

Q4: How to find a minimal intervention?

Q5: What are best ways to implement the minimal intervention?

Q6: Are there examples of validation of the model? You bet. Thousands and much more than that.

We are ready to teach anyone how to apply it in day to day operations and decision making.

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