The TRIAD Concept

The TRIAD concept is a new social organizational approach that I first heard about in a TED Talk by Dr. Dave Logan of the University of Southern California. I am told that he ascribes the concept to his business partner John King. In any case, I have made the word TRIAD into a mnemonic for

(Three Really Involved And Devoted) Individuals
which best describes this underlying foundation of social structure. The TRIAD is analogous to being the quantum physics / sub-atomic particle of society when compared to the nuclear family. The most elementary units are of course individuals from which arises the need for social organization.

Until now, the paired system has been the primary foundation for society. We see this represented in marriage, in the cultural heritage where "two of every sort" were taken into Noah's Ark, and what became the traditional 'buddy system' in survival situations, even as Jesus sent out His teachers two by two (Luke 10:1). As society has expanded and become more interrelated it is evident that it has evolved to where it now needs the stronger underlying TRIAD. More secure marriages and dynamic social organizations of every sort can benefit from the TRIAD system.

We will now describe what a TRIAD is - and is not.

      1. A TRIAD, as the name implies, is always three individuals.

      2. It is always intentional rather than coincidental.

      3. It is not just a group - a collection of individuals.

      4. It may or may not be a TEAM - that is a group with a common purpose.

Let us build a TRIAD from your perspective.

We will begin the TRIAD with you - NODE A.

We will then add a second person - NODE B.
The line represents the two-way communication between you (A)
and the second person (B).

Now we will then add a third person - NODE C.
The new line represents the two-way communication between you (A)
and the third person (C).

A third line represents the two-way communication between (B) and (C).

It is now at this point that the TRIAD principle begins to evolve -
because you (A) are responsible for critiquing and enhancing the communication between (B) and (C).

Equally importantly -
(C) is responsible for criitquing and enhancing the communication between you (A) and (B).

AND -
(B) is responsible for critiquing and enhancing the communication between you (A) and (C).


Your Timing and TRIADs

You have discovered the TRIAD concept in time to not only be a pioneer in this idea/movement but to also be a co-inventor of a force which as it grows and matures has the potential to suddenly change the world. What is being presented here is not only the new idea, but also a new process for the development of the concept into a movement. While in this book I present what I hope are many concepts and insights about TRIAD, I do not mean them to be dogmatic or to sound that authoritative. I hope that you will remember this warning throughout the book.

What TRIAD becomes will be dependent upon yourself and hopefully millions like yourself. By participating in a TRIAD you should not only gain immediate LIFE CHANGING positive benefit for yourself - but also for others. Indeed - it is by benefiting others that you will gain the most benefit for yourself. In your interaction with others, your own horizons, perspectives, and potential will be greatly enhanced.

Now that you have looked at the basic concept - the next step is to form and function as a TRIAD. Suggestions as how to do that are to be found in later chapters. How to spread the TRIAD idea is just one more thing that we will be developing through this process. As said before, you are in on the ground floor of an idea that can quickly change the world.

The TRIAD E-book will be periodically revised and you will be advised by the newsletter as to when you can download the latest version without additional cost. What makes this process so marvelous is that great numbers of people can help in improving the concept, presentation, and application of TRIAD. You will also learn how you can benefit yourself and others by making presentations about it such as by either holding free public meeetings or public presentations for which you charge.

How to spread the TRIAD idea is just one more thing that we will be developing through this process. As said before, you are in on the ground floor of an idea that can quickly change the world.