Coming back to when I talk about distributed networks which create greater autonomy within the clusters, the trouble is you’ve got this sort of Six Sigma control mentality which makes it difficult. I’m writing stuff about Lean at the moment. And I actually think the principles of Lean are actually designed to eliminate the sort of waste that things like Six Sigma create. And I think there’s a lot in Lean that we can actually build into this in terms of governance and like, because it’s… how the hell do you manage a distributed network when you have to delegate at least cognition if not decision-making, and that means you need really fast feedback loops.
And again, that’s an area we work, whereas conventional scanning, conventional research and even the big data, right, they’re actually not producing the sort of real-time feedback we need to manage a distributed network. And it’s ironic in a sense, because what 98% of our genetic history is, is hunter-gatherers, and to some extent, you could argue we can like finally going back to that, technology is allowing us to work on a more distributed basis. So in evolutionary terms, we’re probably better situated for that work ecology, but in-between a nation state in politics, and the sort of large international organizations, we created a level of structure which is non-adaptive.