Of Bananas and Industrialization

January 10, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

One of the chapters in the book project I am working on about the intangible economy talks about how traditional command and control is giving way to a more bottoms-up approach to organizations and management.

One of the conclusions generally drawn from the collapse of the Soviet Union was that its top-down centralized planning-based economy was a failure. Yet, we in the West should not dismiss this lesson. We are much more top-down than we realize. A great illustration of this came this week Read more