Organizations and Institutions

This article will rigorously define, compare and contrast organizations and institutions. This article is a bit long but worth the read. It is an improved version of part of a paper I wrote for a public policy class during graduate school. The paper received an A- and I am confident it would have been an … Read more

A Short Discussion on Economics of Organization

This article will make a few short points on the economics of organization. I will argue that in the long run the optimal structure of organization is the individual within a network, that we are progressing towards that model but that we are also still a long distance away. There will be no attempt at being … Read more

Edgar Schein on Values

In this article I will discuss the problem of dishonesty and talk about how Edgar Schein can help address the problem. In my work I have states repeatedly that worldview drives all kinds of actions. People pursue their own interests necessarily and tautologically. Those interests are determined by worldview and context. Worldview is essentially no … Read more

Vandivier Organizational Axiom

“Larger organizations have simpler goals while smaller organizations have more diverse goals.” Or, more rigorously: “Ceteris paribus, an organization with one less goal will never have a lesser number of potential members, where a potential member is defined as someone who has an interest in common with the organization, unless the organization only has one … Read more