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August 01 2012

c3o
07:06
There’s something wrong with big companies, governments, and non-profits. ... North of 100 people in a company, employees don’t all know each other. Politics become important. Incentives change. Signaling that work is being done may become more important than actually doing work. These costs are almost always underestimated. ... Anyone on a mission tends to want to go from 0 to 1. You can only do that if you’re surrounded by others to want to go from 0 to 1. That happens in startups, not huge companies or government. ... You can’t develop new technology in existing entities.
Peter Thiel's CS183: Startup - Class 1 Notes Essay
Reposted bypaketmynniariotiloyan

July 30 2012

c3o
06:09
Führungsgruppen in Organisationen sind zunehmend an eigenen Interessen, persönlichem Nutzen – insbesondere sichergestellt durch den Erhalt der Organisation – interessiert. Die einstigen Ziele der Gruppe, an deren Spitze sie stehen, treten so in den Hintergrund. Führungsgruppen versuchen demnach, die soziale Basis, die „Massen“, zu lenken, selbst dann, wenn die herrschende Ideologie dieser Gruppierungen das Gegenteil anstrebt.
Ehernes Gesetz der Oligarchie (1911)
Aha! Finally found a scientific background to this important observation.
Reposted byiloyanmustername

July 18 2012

c3o
08:14
Rights are only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.
Thucydides (via elzr)
Reposted by02mydafsoup-01Schlaubergkrekk
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