Fractal Organizations

One of the more interestering topics Taleb’s Black Swan got me onto was the idea of Mandelbrot‘s Fractal Equations.  Part of the idea is that you take a picture and zoom in on its parts, and the parts look again like the whole.

I just read a piece in the first quarter of the 1995 Journal of Creative Behavior by Don Ambrose called “Creatively Intelligent Post-Industrial Organizations and Intellectually Impaired Bureaucracies.”  It was basically about how the innovative organizations of today are structured much like that of a well-operating human brain:

The Creative Brain


A creative organization on the whole resembles its individual parts.  Pretty cool.

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