Power structures


I have a bit of a backlog in topics for posts on this blog and I’m hammering some off right now. One thing I notice is they’re all related to interacting humans, psychology and sociology. Perhaps I should change studies.

No Kings: How Do You Make Good Decisions Efficiently in a Flat Organization? An article on Hackernews where once again the comments are most interesting: they converge on the fact that all ‘flat organizations’ are is organizations with invisible rather than visible power structures. That’s a pity, because it does seem like an attractive idea: pure democracy. I guess there will always be that monkey-part of our brains preventing us from perfecting our societies.