Defining "Chaolysti"

"Chaolysti?" and "Chaolyst?"  What are these terms about, where do they came from, what they mean?

Chaos + Analysis = Chaolysti

The solar industry is a volatile market and many solar businesses, especially small solar installers,  need to sort out the chaos of their operations to ensure they are delivering their services in the most efficient manner in a marketplace where margins are shrinking and eyes have turned from hardware costs to "soft costs."

A "Chaolyst" analyzes the internal chaos of an organization, looking for the leanest, cleanest process path to take and eliminating the noise and non-valued-added steps.


"Chaolysti" is a play on the ancient Greek term "Kallisti." In the Greek Classics, the goddess of Discord, Eris, inscribed a golden apple with this term meaning "For the Fairest." The goddesses Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite each wished to claim its significance. Since Zeus, rather wisely, would not decide, he outsourced to a mortal, Paris, who awarded the apple to Aphrodite. She offered the perk he most desired, Helen of Troy, thus beginning a chain of events that led to the Trojan War.

The "apple of discord" is signified as the core, kernel, or crux of an argument; or a small matter that could lead to a bigger dispute.

Chaolysti seeks to identify those crucial process items in businesses before they spark an internal "Trojan War."

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Posted on July 9, 2010 .