Mathematical Model for Selecting Groups of Related Products in the Retail by Digital Traces

#2. Breakthrough Betting
Mathematical Model for Selecting Groups of Related Products in the Retail by Digital Traces

An important management technology for trading business development is category management, focused on identifying groups of related or replacement products, based on consumer preferences analysis. Traditional method, including a survey of customers at the supermarket exit, is expensive and not very reliable due to the coverage of only relatively small groups. An alternative approach is the analysis of cash checks, which are essentially digital traces of purchases made while visiting a hypermarket. For identifying groups of related products, it is proposed to apply methods of hierarchical cluster analysis with the use of binary similarity measures, results of experiments on real data are presented, effectiveness of the Jacquard and χ2 measures are compared, methods for optimizing the number of clusters are analyzed.

Purpose and Nature of Post-Industrial War. Universal War Classifier

#8. Ideas Change the World
Purpose and Nature of Post-Industrial War. Universal War Classifier

The article formulates the law of the general goal preservation as an analogue of the physical laws of conservation, which is used in designing complex systems with self-awareness, exceeding a researcher in perfection. Seven consequences from this law are presented, which are used for combat planning and management in the post-industrial war conditions. The principle of operation and the role of psychogenic plague as a binary genetic and epigenetic weapon in managing evolution for military purposes are described.

Hybrid Warfare vs Controlled Confrontation

#8. Ideas Change the World
Hybrid Warfare vs Controlled Confrontation

On the basis of systematization of recent conflict management experience, it is shown that in the military sphere, by 2015, a transition to applying technologies of forming “involution pockets” — hotbeds of ultrafast biopsychic degradation of local populations, has occurred. In this regard, the task of carrying out a comprehensive system of defence R&D of a sociohumanitarian orientation was set.

Purpose and Nature of Post-Industrial War

#7. Connected Space
Purpose and Nature of Post-Industrial War

The article formulates the law of preserving the general goal as an analogue of the physical laws of conservation, which is applied in designing complex systems with self-awareness, surpassing the researcher in perfection. Seven consequences from this law are presented, they are used for combat planning and control in the conditions of post-industrial war. The principle of action and the role of psychogenic plague as a binary genetic and epigenetic weapon in managing evolution for military purposes are described.

To Be Both Small and Big — One of the Commandments in Business

#5. Longstanding Generation
To Be Both Small and Big — One of the Commandments in Business

In August 1982, the newspaper Pravda published an article by A.I. Prigozhin and S.V. Hainish “Consultant is required” — the first publication on management consulting, just emerging in the USSR. At the same time in Moscow, a course of lectures was given in this area, hundreds of listeners who already knew firsthand such terms as problem diagnostics, innovation policy, a consultant shared their experience with interest and enthusiasm. What evolution has done management and investment consulting for nearly 40 years, how to build a successful business in today’s Russian environment and what should be changed in the mind and business culture, what mechanisms must be used to ensure the continuous development of the company — these and many other issues of management consulting were discussed by Alexander Ageev and Stanislav Hainish, Director of the Center for Management and Investment Consulting (IMI Consulting) of the International Research Institute for Management Problems, head of managerial courses on organizations active development, leading field management consultant in Russia, the author of more than 100 monographs, scientific articles and a holder of three certificates for inventions.

Business Modeling as a Technology for Creation of New Activities

#5. Longstanding Generation
Business Modeling as a Technology for Creation of New Activities

The article presents the analysis of primary sources on the concepts of business models and business modeling. The mainstream types of approaches to the process of business modeling and their fundamental differences from each other are identified and described. Furthermore, the article describes a situation in which business modeling is used in business practice, such as attracting financial capital and the creation of new activities. In particular, the relationship between necessity for the business modeling with the stages of the emergence and development of the product market is discussed.

On the Nature of Corruption and Possibility of Its Suppression

#8. New Year’s Forces
On the Nature of Corruption and Possibility of Its Suppression

According to the authors, corruption, represents the negative of the integral socio-economic phenomenon, like a cancer eats away, in varying degrees, all the public system and the state. Without a radical reduction of corruption, all the most positive and effective socio-economic reforms are doomed to failure. The approach to corruption as a process occurring in the sociobiological hierarchical functional-professional man-made system of society gives you the opportunity to determine the most effective ways of suppressing this phenomenon. In fact, this is a deliberate, permanent and systematic struggle to achieve social dominance over biologiskai in the nature of modern man.

Strategic Planning — Necessary Condition for Developing the Vital Activity of Modern Society

#6. The Charm of Unattainable Peaks
Strategic Planning — Necessary Condition for Developing the Vital Activity of Modern Society

With this publication, we begin a series of articles on strategic planning and creation of flexible multi-level mechanism for forming goals and goal setting. The authors have many years of scientific and practical experience in this field and focus the attention of specialists and persons, responsible for development of strategic planning documents, on extremely important problems and objective reasons of their origin for practical implementation of the provisions of Federal Law No. 172-FZ of June 28, 2014 “On Strategic Planning in the Russian Federation”.

Recommendations to the Mechanism of Local Strategies’ Interaction and Their Integration Within the Subject of the Federation

#6. The Charm of Unattainable Peaks
Recommendations to the Mechanism of Local Strategies’ Interaction and Their Integration Within the Subject of the Federation

Interaction of the Federal Law № 172-FZ of June 28, 2014 “On Strategic Planning in the Russian Federation” (with amendments) (hereinafter referred to as “172-FZ”) and the Federal Law № 131-FZ of October 6, 2003 “On general principles of the organization of local self-government in the Russian Federation” (hereinafter referred to as 131-FZ) causes two information flows: the downstream — from the Federation level “downwards” and the upward stream — from the municipal districts (MD) “upwards”. These flows meet at the level of the subject of the Federation. The author suggests several assembly schemes that integrate local strategies within the framework of strategic planning of the subjects of the Federation. All these schemes, although being based on a certain historical experience, remain rather conceptual. Their adaptation to management practice is a matter of the nearest future.

On Designing Strategies in the Post-Industrial Non-Digital World

#8. Hunting for Scientists
On Designing Strategies in the Post-Industrial Non-Digital World

The article based on the internal time theorem proposes the refined principles of psychogenic systems standardization, reflecting the definition of consciousness as a property of an open non-local system. Method of setting a numerical value for the length standard as a second component of consciousness amount measure is described. It is shown that any system of strategic planning and management is derived from its metrology system. The article describes a new self-consistent system of methods for designing strategies, which forms the structure of strategic management technologies in non-digital post-industrial world.