Thursday, August 03, 2006

What's Wrong With BIG Corporations

GKChesterton on "Size Is Determinant"

"Herbert Spencer, I think, defined Progress as the advance from the simple to the complex. It is one of the four or five worst definitions in the world ... It is obvious that human success is rather an advance from the complex to the simple. Every mathematician solving a problem wants to leave it less complex than he found it ... The true technical genius has triumphed when he has made himself unnecessary. It is only the quack who makes himself indespensable." (The Illustrated London News)

That calls to mind a friend of mine's denunciation of SixSigma; his (very successful) manufacturing firm prefers Lean Manufacturing principles...

HT: Chesterton & Friends

1 comment:

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