Modeling Language Glyphs
Stages of an Enterprise
November 2, 1996

Each component of the model is represented by a glyph, the name of the component and a definition, the meaning of the symbolism behind the glyph and a representation of the glyph that you can use in quick sketching, or shorthand notation.

Stages of an Enterprise

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Glyph Etymology Symbolism Quick
CONCEPTION: The ability to form mental concepts; invention. The formation of a zygote capable of survival and maturation in normal conditions. Concept, plan, design, idea. To take to oneself. Egg: the emblem of potentiality and immortality; a support for future life
DNA Helix (Caduceus): symbol of evolutive power of energy, active equilibrium
LOOPING: A length of line folded over and joined at the ends to form into a loop. Loupe. Imperfect gem. A small magnifying glass used by jewelers. Loop: binding, intersecting, connecting, linking, monsters; the ultimate aim is to be free of bonds
SUCCESS: The achievement of something desired, planned or attempted. To follow closely, go after, to go toward. Sun: the moment when the heroic principle shines the brightest
OVERSHOOT AND COLLAPSE: To go beyond, to miss by or as if propelling something too far. To fall down or inward suddenly. To cease to function, to break down suddenly in health or strength. Slide together; fall in ruin. Breaking wand: loss of power; direction and intensity suddenly snapping
MATURITY: Fully developed. Worked out fully by the mind. The state of a note, bill or bond being due. Shell: prosperous journey
ENTREPRENEURIAL BUTTON: Organizing, operating and assuming the risk for business ventures to undertake--to take between; to strike against, thrust, pierce. Spiral: signifies the evolution of the universe; creativity
TURN AROUND: To cause to move around in order to achieve a desired result. To reverse the course of. Unsettle, upset. A chance or opportunity to do something. Lathe, tool for drawing a circle. Wing: Progress in enlightenment
DEATH: Termination, extinction, loss or absence of spiritual life. Waves/water: beginning and end; the abode of dragons; symbol of purity

 Definitions are paraphrased from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language New College Edition, 1976

Symbolism is taken from either Carl G. Liungman's Dictionary of Symbols or J.E. Cirlot's A Dictionary of Symbols or a combination of both.

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