Philosophy

 
Change. The question we try to address is how to create change that leads to balanced growth. And our philosophy is that there is tremendous opportunity to create change which balances tensions, tensions between people and between groups of people, between organizations and between stakeholders in organizations, and, further, between countries and between citizens of countries.

The philosophy we have is that we can understand how to create balanced growth, and balanced movement, by recognizing how the body, and systems which work on similar principles as the body, systems, such as vehicles, operate for balanced movement. Applying their model of functioning to all interactions, processes and systems, we glean an insight into how to conceive of interactions, processes and systems as wholes with functioning parts.

Though our work was independent of the history, there is historical precedent for such an approach to creating harmony, order and efficient operation. Thomas Hobbes, Herbert Spencer, Emile Durkheim, in more recent history, and Plato, in the more distant past, conceived of the possibility that the operation of the body might be a model upon which we could structure society. And they touched a little on how the model might relate to guiding human behavior.  While their work provides some historical precedent that supports this approach, our philosophy is informed by the wisdom that society has gained since their time.

Building upon a noted framework of law, that of the founder of law and economics, Guido Calabresi, we offer a broader framework, a framework of sociology, or a framework of systems and behavior.  This framework reveals particular elements to creating balance and balanced growth and movement.

And, though it is a very serious, even complex, model, we believe that it can be taught to children. And so, we offer many materials that make the insight accessible to children.

In total, our philosophy involves sharing fundamental behaviors and values in our writing, and in the way we present the content and ourselves.