Foundations within foundations - it's just common sense.
Wisdom from episodes of the show...
2. Listen to every idea. Within a good business there is never room for arrogance. Good business owners listen to everybody and encourage everybody's wisdom. Here, you'll meet Marty Edelston. With about 80 employees, they publish one of the most widely-read monthly newsletters in the world. He started in his 40s with several children still at home and became one of the most successful people we know.
3. What is the path to economic independence? You are on the right path if you are thinking about starting, running and growing a business. Most businesses begin as a family business.
4. Hattie's Lightbulb. Hattie stops us somewhere within the episode to ask, "Did you hear that?" She just heard some wisdom; and as a result, she can see a brighter future. For this segment, we usually return to the studio. It is usually about halfway through an episode of a show (yet it can be part of her concluding remarks). Hattie's reflections on what she has learned from the guests on the show that week often imbibe Bruce's learning experiences as well. More...
Toward a "Theory of Everything Similar"
Albert Einstein coined the term, unified field theory (popup); however, physicists had been challenged by the essential concept right back into the 1800s. The basic question is, "How do all the basic forces within life cohere?" We still do not have an answer.
In 1978 while at Harvard physicist Dimitri Nanopoulos pushed the concept further and dubbed these new efforts to be a search for a Grand Unified Theory which was quickly called a GUT. Within years the quest was re-dubbed a Theory of Everything (TOE). (Please note: this link opens a popup window). In 1984 Nanopoulos published a theory with John Ellis and John Samual Hagelin. In 1991 Hagelin with David H. Freedman published an introduction to the TOE for the general public in Discovery magazine. That's physics.
Those of us who believe that nature is consistent from the small-scale universe to the human-scale to the large-scale universe -- hold that the principle of continuity will necessarily inter-relate all three in a parallel construct. Thus, we postulate a Theory of Everything Similar or TOES. The value equation, which is a human superimposition on the quantitative as a qualitative judgment, is described in the left column. More...
What makes us human? ...ethical? What gives us hope, depth, perspective?
Deep within the fabric of life there is an energy, an abiding thrust to make things better, more perfect. That is the cornerstone of business, but much more.
Simple logic tells us that there are three forms within functions that define an increasingly perfected state within an experience:
All scientific and religious assertions that seek to understand and define the universal, begin with the same first principle and evolve within their own understanding and language to the second and third. Yet, the starting point -continuity- necessarily tells us that everything is necessarily related.
This is also the basis of the value chain. The more perfect a moment or an experience is, OR the more perfected a thing or system is, the more valuable it becomes. And, in the deepest sense of the word, it also becomes an expression or manifestation of love.
There are scientific endeavors that observe, quantify and qualify that which is fundamentally based on discontinuities or chaos, but these studies require the inherent continuities of mathematics and constants-and-universal to grasp the nature of that discontinuity. -BEC