What is going on a clear night looking at the stars?  The distances are so great the light being observed takes years to be seen on earth as stars.  Earthians observing the stars are watching a light show from thousands of years ago.

Light from the Sun takes eight minutes to reach the earth.  This means we see the Sun as it was eight minutes ago. Sound is much more leisurely, nearly 900,000 times slower.

While both lighting and thunder are happening simultaneously humans usually experience them as separate. The flash of lightning is usually experienced seconds before the sound of thunder. The less time between the flash and the thunder the closer the lightning is.

This difference in the experience is called time “Lag”. It is just one of many forms of non-simultaneous events happening in Universe.  Lag comes in other forms.  Understanding the theory of lag provides huge advantages to those awake to it.

The most important type of lag is “Theory Lag”. When a new theory is more predictable it will, over time, supplant the old ones.

Years of research, by Newton, culminated with the 1687 publication of “Principia,” a landmark work that established the universal laws of motion and gravity. Newton’s theory of gravitation remained unquestioned for hundreds of years.

In 1905 Albert Einstein shook the foundations of physics with the introduction of his Special Theory of Relativity and his General Theory of Relativity.  Einstein made three predictions that defied Newton’s theories. Each prediction proved correct.

 Those who stayed with Newton’s theories or failed to understand Einstein’s more predictable E=mc2 one lived in “Theory Lag”.  Those who got out in front of Einstein’s new theory were way ahead.  The atomic age was born, and the nuclear bomb (using Einstein’s new theory) basically ended WWII.

What does “Theory Lag” mean to you and your success?  As Abe Lincoln said, “Life is much easier when you ride a horse in the direction it is going”.  Getting out in front of the newest (more predictable) theory provides tremendous opportunity.

With a new theory, reality takes on a different perspective. Different questions are asked. These different questions provide new answers.  Using these new answers, advanced strategies are developed.  When these leading-edge strategies are deployed, different outcomes emerge.

The point: get in front of the newest predictable theories. Opportunity abounds when you do. 

In the late 1700’s, economist Thomas Malthus advised the world that the human population would always increase faster than the world’s ability to feed them.  As a result, there would never be enough for everyone.  The world listened and absorbed Malthus’ Theory.

Malthus recommended, in his most famous An Essay on the Principle of Population. It was NOT intended to attempt to alleviate suffering or illness caused by poverty.  According to Malthus suffering and illness is helpful.  It kills the excess have-not population.


Based upon Malthus’s theory came the idea of scarcity. Economics is based on the concept of scarcity—that there is a finite amount of resources in the world—and the best we can hope for is to figure out a better way of dividing them.

This scarcity-based economic point of view life is what the mathematicians call a zero-sum dynamic.  From this “scarcity” context there have been and continue to be innumerable wars, revolutions, political movements, government policies, and business strategies.

Paul Anthony Samuelson (May 15, 1915 – December 13, 2009) defines economics as “the study of how people and society deploy scarce resources.”  Today, the vast majority of humans agree with this Nobel Prize-winning American economist.

In the mid-1980’s the famous American inventor, mathematician, engineer, map-maker, philosopher, scientist & comprehensivist, Mr. Buckminster (Bucky) R. Fuller became the Einstein of Economics.

Fuller noted that:
“Malthus could not foresee that refrigeration and hermetic packing would hold foods in good condition for the indefinitely prolonged period. 

As Fuller noted in the mid-1980’s:

“We have the wherewithal, the know-it-all to feed everybody, clothe everybody, and give every human on Earth a chance.”

Bucky goes into great detail on how this works. He cites numerous examples, both in the physical and non-physical world.  Synergy is the theory of the basis of each of these examples.  Abundance through synergy requires co-operation.  It is most powerful when the collaboration is aligned with the most predictable theories.

It is like those who embraced early Einstein’s theory of E=mc2, those who embraced the “Economics of Abundance” have a huge advantage. They understand that:

Together is better.

Sharing is having more.

Synergy needs at least two people

Success improves wealth through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.


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Attorney, real estate developer, businessman, educator, editor, scholar, inventor, negotiator, author, visionary and public speaker. Marshall holds a BA degree from Union College of New York: The Cohen H. Kerr award for the highest academic average at Boston University; Boston University’s Utopia Award and the Maud Folsom Foundation Award which grants an annual scholarship for as long as an individual attends school or until age thirty-five.
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