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Monthly Archives: April 2011

The future is podular

One of the most difficult challenges companies face today is how to be more flexible and adaptive in a dynamic, volatile business environment. How do you build a company that can identify and capitalize on opportunities, navigate around risks and other challenges, and respond quickly to changes in the environment? How do you embed that […]

Complexity Killed Your Company

The following  is a guest post by Jason Lorimer, fellow entrepreneur @CulturaHQ. Visit his blog and follow him on Twitter. You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete. ~ Buckminster Fuller Ancient Civilizations I was sitting at Terminal C in Philadelphia […]

Clay Shirky on the collapse of complex business models

I just ran across an excellent post by Clay Shirky called The Collapse of Complex Business Models. The main point he makes is that as organizations grow they inevitably become more complex. Over time they optimize their structure for a complex, interdependent set of variables. That is, as they become more complex they also become […]