The logic of quantity & the style of quality

The logic of quantity & the style of quality

Did skype emerge because conversations had become worthless or conversations became worthless because skype had emerged?

Same with music:
Did music become available for free after it had become crap or it became crap after distribution had become free?

Many strategic questions are raised based on this logic and these are by far the better ones. The majority “thinks” along the lines of what do we do about skype, where any trace of logic is missing and it is painfully evident that such questions don’t lead anywhere.

Once quantity reaches a tipping point, quality is DEVALUED (e.g. Beethoven is perceived to be less valuable than Pink by the majority) and it disappears quickly. In other words: quantity and stupidity goes hand in hand.

Watch, be aware and act.

1. large organizations are always dumber than smaller ones (even with the same proportion of “smart people” in them).
2. attempting to make a large organization smart, is dumb – so is of course downsizing without a concept although it is still preferable to vegetating.
3. not allowing dead weight (bureaucrats, liars, manipulators, etc.) to build up is crucial to survival

Cherish intelligence (in behavior, communication, style), get lean and most of all: grow balls!

Laszlo Kovari is a writer and the founder of Prakhsis, an organizational development company that has been a pioneer in the concept of organic organizations. As a "consigliere" he has worked with founders, managers, CEOs and board members at startups, mid-sized companies and some of the Fortune 500 across North America and Europe. Laszlo is based in Prague, Czech Republic, supporting clients across Europe.

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