Each of the six resources can be wasted. The six resource types are the categories of things that can be wasted.


Who - people - subject, actor
What - material - object of an action
How - energy - action
When - time
Where - space - relationship
Why - information - emotion

The Alternatives grid describes the ways that things can be wasted.


+ More, new, increase
- less, opposite
≠ Other
= Same, keep, stable
→ become, stabilize
~ fluctuate, return


1 single, one, unique, only, exclusive.
÷ partial, some, division
× multiple, duplicate
∀ any, options
Σ all, every
0 none, never

Waste is an excess of something. Combine the Resources with the Directions, then with the Scales, then combine all three.

Example people.


+ Too many people
- too few people
≠ Wrong people
= Too similar people
→ becomes wasted people in various ways
~ inconsistent people


1 too unique people, too exclusive people,
÷ people are too divided, incomplete people / lack of focus
× too many people, duplication, too much people / lesser person is sufficient
∀ too many choices of people
Σ too inclusive of people
0 never people / need something other than people

Directions + Scales

+1 People are too unique, people are too exclusive, only people are too much
-1 People are not unique enough, too little exclusivity of people, only people are too little
≠1 Wrong people are unique, people are wrong type of unique, wrong people are exclusive, people are wrong type of exclusive
=1 People are to precise in uniqueness, people are too precise in exclusivity
→1 People become too unique, People become too exclusive
~1 People are uniquely too inconsistent, unique people are too inconsistent, only people are too inconsistent, people are inconsistently exclusive