Model: Dunbar's number - "5, 15, 50, 150"
September 5th, 2022
Humans can only manage about 150 relationships
very close friends or family members
close friends who care about each other's fate
collegues who care about each other's fate
-how much it takes to achieve a goal
people who maintain stable inter-personal relationships
-everybody knows eachother
-peer pressure works
people who speak the same language or dialect
Model: Dunbar's number
Dunbar’s number (after anthropologist Robin Dunbar). Dunbar found fifteen to be the limit of the number of people one person can trust deeply.5 From those, only around five people can be known and trusted closely
Allowing teams to grow beyond the magic seven-to-nine size imperils the viability of the software being built by that team, because trust will begin to break down and unsuitable decisions might ensue.