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