It's relatively well understood that you can't be all things
to all people. Somewhere one has to make choices. An Attractiveness
Principle structure is essentially a Limits
to Growth structure with multiple limits, all of which can
not be addressed equally.
The Reinforcing Loop that drives
this structure consists of a growing action which produces
results. These results then foster even more growing
The results produced is an element of two Balancing
Loops, which in time inhibit further results. As results
interacts with limiting factor 1 it adds to slowing
action 1, and at the same time results also interacts
with limiting factor 2 to add to slowing action 2.
Slowing action 1 and slowing action 2 both add to
the total slowing action. In time the total slowing
action will subtract from results thus inhibiting further
Managing the Structure
- A strong offense is the most effective defense. Being aware
that there is a growth situation in effect should induce the
insightful to look for limiting factors because they have to
come into play sooner or later. Once limiting factors are identified
steps should be taken to inhibit the limiting factors before
they inhibit results.
- It is often the case that all the limiting factors cannot
be addressed. When this is the case one must decide which ones
to inhibit and which ones to live with.
- It is generally the case that limiting factors do not come
into play at the same levels of results. As such one needs to
be concerned with the timing of the limiting factors. It makes
little sense to inhibit limiting factors before they are about
to act as limiting factors.
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