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Stage 1

Step 1 Poll

IS
NOT
None
All
Be
Have
Give
Take
Stop
Go

How about that? We almost all agree on every single one of those. When was the last time you saw a poll or test with that high of an agreement rate? But then, most polls aren’t this easy. The answers were pretty obvious, right?

BTW, what about the people who didn’t agree with the rest of us? What were they thinking?

Well, these polls are going to get more problematic soon enough, and the reward us going to blow your mind! For now, let’s just move on to another easy one.

Step 2

fast
slow
high
low
young
old
flexible
rigid
loose
tight
soft
hard

Amazing! Again we see that we almost all agree on how these very high-level, abstract concepts relate to the elementary concepts of IS and IT. Are you beginning to see how this can be the beginning of an incredibly useful tool?

So far, ________% of us agree on how twenty terms relate to IT and IS. How much further can we extend this pattern? Let’s try another poll!

Step 3

stable
changing
static
dynamic
structure
flow
contain
release
stop
start

Incredible! _______% of us agree across the board on all 30 of these associations!

These are known as the Axioms.

They are fundamental pillars in the foundation of the IS IT Belief System. Each of these associations serves as a fiber in a cord of wisdom. Each new concept woven into this stream brings the clarity more in focus.

Now it is time to

Stage 2

Step 1

slow|fast
round|square
curve|angle
sharp|smooth
vague|distinct
horizontal|vertical
precise|approximate
strict|relaxed
stubborn|compliant
aggressive|defensive

Step 2

horizontal – vertical
uniformity – diversity
forward – backward
up – down
right – left
inner – outer
top – bottom
present – absent
past – future