Again - a mentor of mine told me a valuable management axiom a while ago:
"If you can't MEASURE a force that is causing failure then you can't MITIGATE this force via the MANAGEMENT practices that you put into place.
This sage gentleman likely never thought of an occasion in which a group of people PURPOSELY sought to keep such a measure as ambiguous and amorphous as possible because it allowed them to blame this force for their problems - while never having to quantify the portion that is indeed accountable for versus that which some other force that the have control over is the culprit.
BTU - British Thermal Unit
Measures Heat Energy
The British thermal unit (symbol BTU or Btu) is a traditional unit of energy equal to about 1,055.05585 joules. It is approximately the amount of energy needed to heat 1 pound (0.454 kg) of water from 39 °F (3.9 °C) to 40 °F (4.4 °C). The unit is most often used in the power, steam generation, heating and air conditioning industries.
A Heating System
You have a house of a known square footage (floor space and height of ceilings) to determine the volume of the living space that is needed to be heated.
You use this total volume to determine the proper size of the HVAC unit that is necessary to keep your family warm in the winter
If you purchase an undersized unit the consequence is that the occupants within will always be cold
A measure of food energy
Human beings seeking to lose weight or gain weight know that there are two sides of the equation for doing so:
Billions of dollars a year are spent by people who wish to lose weight or gain muscle mass.
Engines of all types are rated by their Horse Power.
Those who want sound performance of an auto or a lawn mower will purchase an engine with sufficient power meet the task.
Often the more horsepower the more fuel consumption required.
There is often a decision to achieve the balance between power and fuel consumption. The attempt to maximize both is called "fuel efficiency". An engine that maximizes power output while minimizing fuel consumption is considered more efficient
THE FORCE OF RACISM!!!
The "Racial Oppressive Force Of Racism" has no known value at present.
It is a matter of "congregational consensus"
There presently exists no means of measuring the force that RACISM casts upon an "Organically Competent" Community Full Of Black People .
One would gather that the mere existence of one particle per million of RACISM is enough to thwart all Black forward progress and/or warrant our full attention toward this threat.
The "Racism Chasers Challenge"
With The Goal Of Developing A Free Standing, Organically Competent Community, That Lives At A Desired High Living Standard
- What Is The Ideal Population Size To Define The Community Boundary?
- How Many Schools Are Needed Per Community - To Sufficiently Educate The People?
- How Many Teachers Are Needed In These Schools?
- What Technical Skills Are Needed For These Instructors?
- How Many Job Producing Entities Are Needed Per Square Mile To Produce Enough Energy To Light The Economic Fire?
- What Are The Key Consumer and Infrastructure Products That Are Needed To Be Produced Within?
- What Are The Estimated Capital Investment Requirements Per Community To Make This Happen?
- What Is The Source Of "Business Education" To Train Up The Professional Management Of These Enterprises?
- What Are The Necessary "First Responder Services" Required To Operate A High Level Community With Safe Streets?
- Who Will Provide The "Police Services" - To Enforce The Law And Assist People?
- How Many People Per Square Mile Servicing This Need?
- Who Will Training Them?
- What Will Be The "Bible" For Their Training?
- Who Will Command The Police Function?
- What Is The Equipment Apparatus Requirements To Provide The First Responders With The Tools That They Need To Keep The Community Safe?
- Is There Need For A "Community Tax" To First Purchase These Goods For An All Volunteer Force And Then Later Pay Salaries When A More Professional Force Is Needed?
- What Are The Cultural Requirements To Ensure Healthy Relationships Are Maintained Among The People?
- What "Male/Female Relationship" Model Will Be Appraised As The Necessary Interconnection To Build Up A Strong Community?
- Does It Need To Be "Enforced" By A Strong Cultural Agent OR Is It Sufficient To Remind People Of The End Goal And Allow Them To Choose To Order Themselves As They Please Because "Liberty" And "Free Association" Is More Important?
- What Does The Community Do With Those Who Are Exceptions To The Noted Standard?
- What Should Be Done For Those Who's Children Are Made To Suffer From The Parent's Misalignment From The Doctrine That Has Thus Far Proven Successful At Producing More Favorable Results?
- What Is The Process For Observing The Shortfall In The Previous Assumptions And Adopting New Methodologies In Order To Produce Results That Are More In Line With Our Needs?