The nature of an innovation is that it will arise at a fringe where it can afford to become prevalent enough to establish its usefulness without being overwhelmed by the inertia of the orthodox system.
Quote by Kevin Kelly
Kevin Kelly Quotes
Species go extinct because there are historical contraints built into a given body or a...
It's more along the lines of raising a child: we train the system to a...
An organization is a set of relationships that are persistent over time.
Much of outcomes research is a systematic attempt to exploit what is known and make...
Managing bottom-up change is its own art.
One of the functions of an organization, of any organism, is to anticipate the future,...
An organization's intelligence is distributed to the point of being ubiquitous.
Everything that we are making, we are making more and more complex.
Technological advances could allow us to see more clearly into our own lives.
The great advance of personal computers was not the computing power per se but the...
The most certain thing you can say about the environment tomorrow is that it probably...
It's generally much easier to kill an organization than to change it substantially.
All imaginable futures are not equally possible.
Basins of attraction, of self organization, show up as well in our complex social environment,...
Changing things from the top down works when things are stable.
And they discovered something very interesting: when it comes to walking, most of the ant's...
But when you are embodied in a location, in a physical plant, in a set...
We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work.
The most interesting thing about change in the environment is that for the most part...
Each system is trying to anticipate change in the environment.