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What Is A 'Selection Test'?

A Selection Test is an environmental constraint that determines which systems self-perpetuate and which ones don't. It's like breathing air for a system: if a business doesn't bring enough revenue, it 'dies'.

If the Environment changes, the Selection Tests change as well.

If you can identify Selection Tests in a market, you'll be able to compete there more effectively.

Ignore Selection Tests at your own peril.

Questions About 'Selection Tests'


"Any one response to the universe, however powerful, becomes inappropriate with time and change. Those who become utterly dependent on one means of mastery will find themselves unable to cope with the future."

Frank Herbert, science fiction novelist and author of Dune


From Chapter 9:

Understanding Systems


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A world-class business education in a single volume. Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then use these ideas to make more money, get more done, and have more fun in your life and work.

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