Category Archives: Disruption

Systems Are More Than The Sum Of Their Parts

Yesterday I was reacting to the way a health agency minimized a terrible problem by presenting data in a misleading way, and I framed it as predictable behavior by a bureaucratic system.  While I may find the charts fascinating, this is a terrible way of introducing people to the healthcare challenges of people living in…
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Northern Disclosure

When big, complex, bureaucratic systems know they have a problem, they try to fix themselves.  This results from a mix of motives.  There is a natural impulse to improve the system for the benefit of end users.  There is an equally natural impulse to avoid the intervention of outsiders in the repair of internal system…
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To profit, or not to profit?

Of the few people who ever form a corporation, even fewer spend much time contemplating whether they want it to make money or lose money. What could be less relevant than a post about a few of the few?  It matters because almost everyone gets almost everything from companies, and every company is formed either…
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