3.5 Checklists

Checklists for alignment verification

Designed from this question: What provides the highest impact?

For the checklists to show properly, a larger screen many be needed. 

Checklist: For All Areas

When making decisions, do Laws of Nature in principle overrule man-made constructs?  

Examples of man-made constructs: Best practices, models, laws, ways of thinking

Is the Law of Nature Manifesto and, in particular, the core value and behavioural questions, part of decision making? 

Will the decision improve or worsen Core Human Values?

Are the decisions and activities in line with the Behavioural Essentials?

Have scientists, experts, and advisors been educated and coached in … 

Recognizing potentially relevant Laws of Nature and phenomena as well as applying the practices they provide?

Identifying relevant lessons learned of the high(est) impact and integrating them in decision making?

Identifying root causes of the highest damage in the wider environment and the changeable root causes that may hide behind them?

Identifying the simple yet integral solution framework for the whole of a complex challenge?

Are the experiences, talents, and intentions of individuals valued at a level equal to expertise by certifications and degrees?

Checklist: Organizations

Is value created for others?

4 * Win1: being a servant for people, serving society, serving ecology, and making a fair profit for continuity

A prospering future for the company and all stakeholders: clients, employees, suppliers, authorities, communities, and the environment

Does quick yet reliable decision-making happen at all levels?

Do employees have high-speed access to the high(est)-impact information they need to make decisions?

The high(est)-impact information employees can expect to be available

Concise and always reasonably up-to-date lessons learned, guidance, and directives of high(est) impact

The boundaries within which decisions can be made

A simple structure identifying which decisions can be made at which level

Do decision-makers, experts, and scientists understand: 

When practices or trends that worked well before become counterproductive?

How to find what works well when practices or trends become counterproductive?

When exact and linear practices work well versus when they fail?

When open and nonlinear practices work well versus when they fail?

When a combination of the exact/linear and open/non-linear practices provides the better value?

Does the organization have a culture of

Coaching, mentoring, and empowerment?

Happy clients, citizens, or beneficiaries and engaged, motivated, and inspired employees?

Offering a free choice for clients to switch to other suppliers of products and services? Exceptions are okay if this makes sense from the client’s perspective. 

Is learning from failure practiced? 

1 Based on “Sustainocracy: The new democracy.” Jean-Paul Close. https://sustainocracy.blog/what-is-sustainocracy/

Checklist: Innovation

Are there complementary, high-speed innovation tracks for high(est)- impact innovations? Do those tracks have characteristics such as

No prior research required

Out-of-the-box welcome 

Bureaucracy out-of-the-way, except the absolutely necessary bureaucracy 

Does the complementary innovation track’s funding match the following high(est)-impact needs?

Are at least 25% of innovation budgets for the complementary innovation track? 

  • To begin such innovation tracks quickly, the funding should be made available from existing innovation budgets

Does funding of innovations take place immediately when the innovation is of the highest impact for the wider environment and a “no-brainer”?

When the “immediate funding” criterion is not met: Does funding take place at a set date, by highest priority of the innovations in the queue until the budget is exhausted?

Do the complementary innovation tracks meet the following criteria? 

Prioritization of the innovations is by highest impact at lowest cost1 for the wider environment.

The innovators are coached to find relevant obstacles, such as Laws of Nature, phenomena, lessons learned, and solutions thereof. 

With the relevant obstacles and solutions thereof as well as available solutions on the market, the innovators make a conscious GO/NO GO decision.

The innovators, experts, and representatives of the groups involved and impacted receive the same training as the innovators.

The innovators, experts, and representatives of the groups involved and impacted identify the executable solution framework together and decide together whether it is executable.

  • Applying the enhanced Goal-Oriented Project Planning (eGOPP) workshop method is advised.

Innovators easily find themselves in poor negotiation positions. Their communication is a standard weakness: Are the innovators treated fairly?

The innovators are given the support and respect that matches their potential value creation

Within organizations: Compared to those employees receiving provisions, bonuses, company shares, and the like, the innovators receive a fair share that matches the short-, medium-, and long-term value creation of their innovations in relation to the whole organization

Within startups: Do the innovators have a majority-based decision-making authority in the short, medium, and long terms?

The complementary innovation tracks are supported and operated by:

Out-of-the-box thinkers

People with hands-on experiences of making out-of-the-box innovations happen

At least one person with polymath skills

1 Impacts and costs include human, social, ecological, and economic impacts and costs.

Checklist: Health Services 

Includes associated sciences, insurance companies, government and non-government organizations

Is the Hippocratic Oath practiced?

Have all people in higher positions, researchers, psychiatrists, and doctors taken the Hippocratic Oath? That should be up to the level of health ministers.

Is the Hippocratic Oath referenced with all decisions and actions? 

The Declaration of Geneva (2017), as currently published by the World Medical Association reads:


  • I SOLEMNLY PLEDGE to dedicate my life to the service of humanity;
  • THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF MY PATIENT will be my first consideration;
  • I WILL RESPECT the autonomy and dignity of my patient;
  • I WILL MAINTAIN the utmost respect for human life;
  • I WILL NOT PERMIT considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;
  • I WILL RESPECT the secrets that are confided in me, even after the patient has died;
  • I WILL PRACTICE my profession with conscience and dignity and in accordance with good medical practice;
  • I WILL FOSTER the honour and noble traditions of the medical profession;
  • I WILL GIVE to my teachers, colleagues, and students the respect and gratitude that is their due;
  • I WILL SHARE my medical knowledge for the benefit of the patient and the advancement of healthcare;
  • I WILL ATTEND TO my own health, well-being, and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard;
  • I WILL NOT USE my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat;
  • I MAKE THESE PROMISES solemnly, freely and upon my honour


Are the Core Human Values and the Hippocratic Oath given a higher priority than profit is given?

When patients have been told one way or the other, “We are sorry, we cannot help you further. You have to learn to live with your illness,” yet, multiple patients have found effective treatments thereafter…

Are these cases investigated?

Are the effective treatments researched per the Einstein-Newton-Darwin practices (see below)?

Has #FlattenTheCurve been applied to …

Eliminating unnecessary bureaucracy and complexity (see video at the homepage)?

Reducing and preventing health issues where possible with a low or modest effort?

Have the complementary innovation, research, and treatment tracks per the Einstein-Newton-Darwin practices been made standard practices (see video at the homepage)?

For more information: What would Einstein, Newton, and Darwin do?

Checklist: Journalism

Is journalism seen as …

A gatekeeper against falsehood?

A source providing multiple perspectives?

A trustworthy source?

Independent in expression, voice, and thinking?

Open-minded, fair, and acting with integrity?   

Does journalism (re-)build trust …

By providing positive examples and negative headline news in ways that properly represent reality for different parts of the population? 

By listening beyond the surface?

By enabling people to look at reality from different perspectives? 

By bringing what is happening in the world to the public’s attention?

By taking into account relevant Laws of Nature?

Does journalism act as a bridge-builder?

Does journalism build bridges by giving a voice to groups and individuals whose voices are no longer or have not yet been heard? Examples:

  • Those who feel the pain of downward spirals and this being seen as “normal”
  • Those who found innovative solutions of high(est) impact but became stuck in a gridlocked innovation system or the bureaucracy

Checklist: Education

Please observe: The extent to which the following applies may depend on the level of education. However, most are relevant from elementary to university levels.

Does the education include …

Decision-making by Core Human Values?

Practicing the core-value-related Essential Behaviours?

Does the education include problem- and conflict-solving skills?

Cross-disciplinary, out-of-the-box, holistic and critical thinking

Stimulation of creativity, imagination, and curiosity

Listening to the root causes of high(est) impact in the wider environment and ignoring the lower-level root causes?

Listening to the changeable root causes that may hide behind the identified root causes

Authentic listening: That is, listening to the extent that the person being listened to has the feeling of being fully understood

Does the education include learning how to create psychological safety?

Learning from failure is valued

People have the feeling of being respected and valued

People have the freedom to challenge the status quo without being punished or isolated

Is decision-making by common (business) sense and intuition developed?

By giving experience preference over best practices, methods, and paradigms?

By learning to recognize potentially relevant phenomena, laws of nature, and selecting the practices they provide?

By learning how to find high-impact knowledge?

By learning how to recognize high-impact patterns, and lessons learned in the wider environment?

Are talents valued and fostered? 

Extraordinary talents are often associated with mental matters, such as ADHD, dyslexia, and autism

Polymath talents: individuals whose knowledge spans a substantial number of subjects, known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems (Wikipedia)

Checklist: Science

Are research priorities in line with the pressing needs of society and deadlines set by nature?

Are scientists educated in …  

Potentially relevant laws of nature and phenomena from other fields?

The practices and ways of thinking Einstein, Newton, Darwin, and others applied to achieve extraordinary results?

Do complementary research tracks that apply the Einstein-Newton-Darwin practices exist?

No prior research required; innovative ideas outside the dominant lines of thought welcome; priories set by potential value creation for the larger challenge or environment; proof later

Is the knowledge of experts by experience truly integrated into research projects and solution designs …

By listening to these experts authentically?  

By making such experts part of research or solution design teams on equal terms (a university degree is not required)? 

Is scientific output aligned to the needs of those expected to use it …

By co-creating practical and executable output together with experts expected to use it in the field?

By providing the output in a language people in the target audiences understand?