Business is best seen as a living organism. Each cell can follow a very unique path but the entire organism moves in a singular direction. Because it is naturally evolving, we can count on the fact that the organism will contain areas of instability and areas of stability. Understanding this structure, the properties of various parts of the larger organism, provides meaningful insights toward resource distribution, scheduling and importantly, the milestones along the way from chaos to cosmos, from instability to “sellable” product, aka stability. Understanding the steps along the way will help the entire organization stay the course.
This blog initially provides me a place to ramble about business, emergence, chaos theory, fractals, quantum, philosophy, religion, music and anything else that seems interesting. I’ll put a bulls eye on business processes and see if I can stay somewhere around the target, but no promises.
One of the foundational principles of my thinking is that we cannot escape some basic truths that underlie the universe generally. There are some intrinsic rules that, on a smaller scale are difficult to avoid and on a larger scale are impossible to avoid. One of those truths is the idea of the fractal (fractional dimension) and its infinite well of information. No matter how deeply one zooms, there are always similar, but distinct patterns, never repeating, but never moving outside a finite boundary. Snow flakes. Each snow flake is unique and yet they all fit inside the hexagonal pattern. Almost as if the natural tension between trying to be unique and being constrained adds energy to the overall system – allows creation.