RE: [unrev-II] How Businesses Work

From: Bernie DeKoven (
Date: Mon Jan 24 2000 - 07:03:57 PST

From: "Bernie DeKoven" <>

  Eric writes:

  Important point. There is a *ton* of B/C work going on over the net, in
"virtual organizations".
  In a sense, those are the maverick folks I was talking about -- because
only infrequently would the time spent in that arena be viewed as
"productive" from the standpoint of the organization.

  Enlightened management, of course, is another issue. But is astonishing
how quickly
  one learns not to give accurate project estimates, if one ever wants the
opportunity to pursue B-level projects. Generally, in fact, such projects
must be pursued on the quiet, and presented as a fait accompli. After enough
of them have been delivered, one's credibility rises to the point that it
may actually be possible to get a project approved in advance. But it takes
awhile. "On the quiet" tends to be a safer approach for B-activities in most

  Bernie responds:
  Given Doug's vision of bootstrapping the world via B- and C-ness, given
our shared observation that this takes place best, and perhaps only online,
and our shared experiences of organizational life and the basic A-ness of it makes me think that the next stage of our cultural coevolution is
going to take place outside of most organizational structures (business,
educational, and government). That with the increasing prevalence of the
net, the increasing success of distance learning and e-business, the
increasing value of NASDAQ, that the organizations we are bootstrapping are
perhaps only now emerging.

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