16 Patterns, 05/03/07

16 meta patterns == sixteen different ways to look at the markets. Adapted from The Way Life Works by Hoagland and Dodson.
1. Life builds from the bottom up

2. Life assembles itself into chains

3. Life needs an inside and an outside

4. Life uses few themes to generate many variations

5. Life organizes with information

6. Life encourages variety by reshuffling information

7. Life creates with mistakes

8. Life occurs in water

9. Life runs on sugar

10. Life works in cycles

11. Life recycles everything it uses

12. Life maintains itself by turnover

13. Life tends to optimize rather than maximize

14. Life if opportunistic

15. Life competes within a cooperative framework

16. Life is interconnected and interdependent

Henry Carstens
Vertical Solutions