Model: scale breaks things

December 23rd, 2020


fundamentally, scale breaks things


family < 25

organisations can be like a family

and then they hit about 25 people

and it starts to get really complicated

now you need structure and hierarchy

plus you're not all friends anymore


?? < 150

you can still all know everybody's name

you can still refer to people

you'll max out at about 150

and then it get's really complicated


Quote: humans aren't made for scale

scale just breaks things for human beings

we're just not made for it


(src: Video: The Infinite Game: How to Lead in the 21st Century - Simon Sinek)