April 3rd, 2016

cranium monkey

A few notes on corporate mini-minds

A company is a sort of collective organism. Like most emergent forces, it's fairly alien in its behavior, if you're used to judging human beings. Corporations simply don't behave in the same way.

For a long time, a lot of the mechanisms of this were opaque to me -- how does a corporation form this collective thinking organism? Doing that seems quite difficult.

From my current internal view of a small company (between 200 and 300 people) and my previous extensive experience doing the same thing in a number of similar-sized companies, I now get it. I have been one of the corporate mini-minds, of several different types, in several corporations, which gives me a better idea of what they do.
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