Grow by the collective. Govern like a company.

Posted on March 18, 2018

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Another paradox of expansion and growth, illuminated by this quote by Kevin Kelly,

The dream of many companies is to graduate from making products to creating a platform. But when they do succeed (like Facebook), they are often not ready for the required transformation in their role; they have to act more like governments than companies in keep opportunities “flat” and equitable, and hierarchy to a minimum. – Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable, p.152

Perhaps it is fair to say that “governing” and “growth” are innate to the human experience, and they must work together in constant tension.

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