2017 June


Haven’t read that and the way he seems to write would require some context experience with him but I believe we “may” be talking about similar things.

I believe that each cValueSystem or in my notation cVS rather than SD’s vMeme (similar conotation, with the STARK difference of where the generator emerges), adheres to an ISIS (until they ruined the name socially;)–Integrated Strategic Intention System.

ISIS has 9 components.

Each cVS has one because the assumptions and beliefs about how the world works (worldview) is emergent from vision, values, principles = IDENTIFY and strategic objective, KSFs, goals, and standards = INTENTION and a PURPOSE = statement of IDENTITY and INTENTION.

I wrote a book and before it got published in 2000, I started a rewrite I haven’t finished. The book was a 6 year labor into the structure of meaning and how I came across SPIRAL DYNAMICS in 96 and published my SMILE: Successful Mechanics In Leadership Development where right performance met RightACTION after some Eastern stuff appeared;)

I searched all the leadership literature using Covey’s idea for his phd to search the wisdom literature for 7 habits and my search of leadership yielded ISIS after a decade, then in 2000, Reiss published who am I and I had the pieces then that would influence a lot of what I have done since along with 10,000 hours of coaching, which was motivated by Brian Tracy not Gladwell who is credited with the idea;)

Fortunately, I have so many successful failures that I’m not falling victim to Argyris Teaching Smart People to Learn Caveat;)

“The much-vaunted need to make our “value premises” explicit is irrelevant in this context. Thinkers with identical moral values and social preferences must nevertheless reach opposing conclusions if their intial senses of reality and causation– their visions– are different.”

He’s merely stating an interesting fact and making a case for genetic guidance!!

Although few would see it that way! I don’t know what else he wrote or if he sees it that way, but there is no other influence for “your vision” to arise from as it’s stated in the quote.

Moral = culture and social is our ingroup but not genetic per se.

We all are going to be hard wired with a cVS and if you have Reiss KSEs, you will know that Reiss showed that he derived core motives from valuing–the same idea that seems implicit in the quote.

The algorithms that emerge about ISIS or his idea of VISION, is what, at the core, matters.

“To say that a prefernce for “free speech’ rights over “property rights” is simply a “value premise” is to deny that it rests on particular beliefs as to facts or causation and to make it simply an opaque preference, like that of plums over tangerines.”

My guess is that he is pointing out that what we believe at the core is generating our vision of how things should be and he seems to be making a case that values are not the ultimate generator as I am but the algorithms that generate.

What we value in four TIME DIMENSIONS: past, now, near and far (this is language used with my ISIS model, is not only malleable but fluid because of the nature of need in time.


I’ll go along with most of what everyone is doing or saying as long as it doesn’t interfere with my getting what I need.
So plum, tangerine, not a big deal, but if what you are saying you value interferes with my need to live like I want them it’s not just a matter of valuing it’s a much deeper issue that is connected to that process.

Since I didn’t read his stuff or the wiki, I’m purely speculating here but my sense of his idea is…when it gets down the core, what you see in the world today is not just values differences but differences in the way we should be, do, have, become and contribute, so that’s what all the conflict is about.

Btw, did anyone catch ARRIVAL, the movie?

I skimmed it while multitasking yesterday and I want to watch it again after some time because it’s a great depiction of what happens when you can’t understand what people or aliens mean.

I thought it encapsulated our present global situation and I hope our ending is as happy as the movie was;)

I’m sure I didn’t answer your questions;)