CHAPTER 16

Kasparov’s Law

The savage must be able to produce a wide variety of goods and service. . . .

 

The civilized . . . need know little beyond his accounting or electronics. . . .

 

Civilization is an enormous device for economizing on knowledge.1

—Thomas Sowell

Part 1: Mechanics of How Self-Ordering Systems Work

In complexity there are countless ineffective ways to work. Lean seems to run upstream: It appears to defeat the Second Law of Thermodynamics, by joining partial knowledge and diverging interests into a whole greater than their separate sums. It forms up a system view to efficiently relate our issues of connection. It translates principles and benefits of flow in process industry, into discrete assembly and administration. It ...

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