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Why are strategies rooted in monism?

For some time, there has been a question on my list of topics: why are strategies rooted in monism, and not in dualism or in trialism? I’m referring to strategies in business and/or politics. Perhaps, science has backup strategies for reaching its goals. Love may have several strategies but only one goal.

I could blame the psychopathic traits in CEOs following Kevin Dutton‘s research (eg, CNBC-2019, Forbes-2019, my 2016 blog). Interestingly, attorneys and politicians are also high on that list.

Monism is a focus on Power within the Love, Knowledge & Power triangle. Probably, monism even represents a love for power. In that case, there will be no doubt about having just one (1) strategy. Any backup strategy may reveal doubt about the primary strategy. Also see my recent blog: Love has no doubt.

I suppose that (a lack of) doubt and/or self-doubt is/are essential in defining strategies. In Knowledge-based strategies, incorporating doubt may/will have an added value. In business or political strategies, doubt will be self-defeating. I suppose psychopaths have little doubt. Hence, their top ranking.

By definition, dualism involves doubt and will cause binary thinking (eg, either/or). Hence, partisanship in politics.

Love has no doubt (my recent blog). Moreover, several writers have even argued that “all is fair in love and war“. Hence, a love for power is dangerous.

The worst kind of power is absolute power. As Lord Acton (1834-1902) observed: “Absolute power corrupts absolutely“.

Considering that China is a textbook example of absolute power within monism, I’m worried by its one-China policy towards Taiwan.

To be continued.

Power of Love/Love Power (1991) by Luther Vandross
artist, lyrics, video, Wiki-1, Wiki-2

Note: all markings (bold, italic, underlining) by LO unless stated otherwise.


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