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Ciao Bella Valeria,

You speak of organizations as living and organic. How timely because I just revisited "Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World" by Margaret Wheatley. She delves into organizations as whole systems, and speaks of fractals:

"All fractal patterns are created as individuals exercise both freedom and responsibility to a few simple rules. Complex structures emerge over time from simple elements and rules, and autonomous interactions."

Fluid relationships and shared meaning are the lifeblood of such open-source, fractal network communities.

This is why I'm so excited about Philadelphia CoF and the way in which it is deepening/expanding.



"When something you're doing is not working, don't do more of it, do something else." If we marketing consultants could convince clients of the above lesson, we would provide a great service.

Great article Valeria,

It's always easy to make great decisions in retrospect! The difficult thing is making a decision now with the information you have at hand.

Society and culture tends to lead us to believe that successful people were always that way.

The reality is closer to what you mention at the beginning of your column--success often comes after many failures, and many years of hard work.

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