+Thinking In Systems: An Introduction to Start-up [Pedagogy] Idea Creation


Forbes once said the internet revolution is the new industrial revolution, and this is true.

When we come up with an idea, there’s a lot to do with societal structure and/or its advancements or lack of. Upon this perception we actively reflect: a contemporary analysis on building ‘what’s to be expected.’

What is expected? an introspection, serving to relate inter-connected, “fundamentals” to investigate, compare, and form a subjective analysis. We don’t have all the answers, but, for the most of us, we want to be allowed to think intelligently, to start solving some of the worlds most complex problems. Thinking originally is what sets many differences apart. And the common reactor to a successful idea, is using intelligent methodologies in allocating much of your thought resources. Going further, we should keep in mind that building a strategy is required, if not, most essential and necessary to building your belief system. Your belief system is food for your business model. You are the creator, so you are responsible for feeding your ‘systems.’

Influence fundamental elements into your research –

You should be ready for challenges; set goals for what you would normally tend to overlook. What’s rewarding will complete this systemic, vivid, and creative orchestra of equal leveled proportions.

Hypothetically speaking, we begin, with looking at the idea from an alternate perspective: (you as the consumer) “what is it that I want,” “what is going on in the world?,” “who is the consumer?” “what does the customer want?” “how may I serve these principles?” Here, is where you describe your market fit.

Economics are based on some set rules of ‘limitation’ one may refer to (Weber) some ideal thoughts of rationality. Understanding development, in how society and capitalism works is a rudimentary process. This has a major influence based on changing sets of economic and political climates.

Either way, this is a time to say and think broadly about the nature of this idea — 1) what are the necessary infrastructures 2) may this be developed to coexist, and 3) at what levels does sustainability fit/belong within this particular ecosystem.

Exploration serves to feed the mind its nutrients met with survival, but commonly when left without, he will ponder, and, search —

Exploration serves to Feed the mind its nutrients met with survival, but when left without, he will ponder - Necessity is the mother of invention
“My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.” ~ Anaïs

Sounds a bit hypocritical that I, very much interested in technology and its development and progress, find it quintessential to break away from it all – What I mean is, if left alone periodically you may find the needs to develop more — technology—as this injects a need. For example, disengagement from electronic devices or gadgets then systematically returning to engage for review. Also, another way to improve is check on areas met with demand, i.e., cellphone technology, and its counterparts. You may begin by swapping to an old cellphone “circa 2002” (no smartphones) or even going without television for long periods of time.

This will serve for great moments of reflection and improve other skills: leadership, originality, and/or sustainable innovations (through holistic approach). Which reminds me of Thoreau, here’s my favorite excerpt from Walden.

Letting go of habit or luxury from time to time serves to discipline (not disadvantage) the researcher. This placing the entrepreneur at an advantage, as s/he now has access to frequented opportunities  leading to personal and specific insights (soon to be epiphanies or discoveries, if you will).

Developing Markets (many levels of the socio-economic spectrum) in a clustered or ‘non-existent’ field—one may not see the opportunity to do this if their head is stuck up some where. The ego may tell you there is no need for systematic improvements (this may refer to you, or your company itself). The great thing about most successful entrepreneurs is that they have seen risk and most likely have buried parts of their ego during some point or another .

Reached success? many become complacent forgetting what it means to need — to question — to experience necessity — over and over again.

Innovation serves as improvements, they are also necessary ‘add-on’ features to old working systems. You must be in touch with population but “out-of-touch” at the same time to have break-through ideas—this is the key.

abstract ideas put to use
“A need or problem encourages creative efforts to meet the need or solve the problem.” – Plato (The Republic)

When we take a look at startup business ecosystems as an analogy (familiar with community of living organisms; plants, animals, microbes, etc.) it is a process of connecting vital elements to keep lean systems going.

Once a disruptor has found its market it can then go north or south

Once a disruptor has found its market it can then go north or south. Stay strong, and study market niche principles—seek rewards in the ecosystem (food-chain).

The Necessity principle:

“sufficient statement (S) is true, the necessary statement (N) must also be true.”

“Sufficient statement (S) is true; the necessary statement (N) must also be true” – In logic and with reason, we have Necessity and Sufficiency – two relationships representative of measurement in describing and rating our wants and level of needs.  In development, we want to discover the essence and correlate values in terms of research methods. In psychology, we base these fundamentals with statistical reason. The best creative method put into practice to illustrate this are Venn diagrams or flow charts (aide in decision-making analysis). This element of the ‘N & S’ ecosystem helps to define and clarify relationships [ideas] in their coexistent states.  An other tool based on idea and psychology principles, is that of Dr. Glenn’s basic level of ‘Holistic Thinking Pyramid’ [A Five (5) Tier Process of Integration].

Cohesion can be a difficult practice–as it involves working with other members/products crucial to your business venture and connecting main ideas (the fruit to your business model). The strategic principles gathered from the ideas process will have positive effects, which will no doubt show on (all) areas of leadership and implementation, respectively. These aspects are expected to be met within present/future–characteristics pertinent to your business’ success.