October 26, 2012

Can There Be Orderly Revolution?

"Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit."

Henry Brooks Adams
19th century American historian

I can see that.

But too much of one at the expense of the other and you end up with nothing.

How do you balance the two, particularly in a large company?

1 comment :

  1. If you ever do balance chaos and order it will be by accident. The best companies are those who one way or another achieve dynamic tension between the two. We had that at Microsoft at one point but no more.