Corporations as Organisms
Geoffrey West Keynotes - Geoffrey West's keynotes address the possibility and need for a science of social organization,...
What he discovered was that while cities will survive and thrive, companies and businesses will all collapse. The cause of these collapses, however, is because innovation cannot occur quickly enough to endure the effects of bureaucracy and administration that exists in cities. When companies innovate quickly, the scale beautifully, but like biology, they mostly only scale sub-linearly, resulting in an eventual collapse.
West's innovation keynote fuses the worlds of science, business and economics in what is truly an eye-opening discussion.