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Ricardo Semler in Maverick, 1993 A round pyramid is the term used by Ricardo Semler in Maverick to describe the circular hierarchyA round pyramid is the term used by Ricardo Semler in Maver... More created at Semco in Brazil. (Chapter 24, “Rounding the Pyramid,” pp. 187-196.) Self-organizationSelf-organization, sometimes called spontaneous order, is a ... More, sometimes called spontaneous order, is a process in which order arises from disorder. In sociocracy, it refers to a disorganized group of people or a person that organizes itself. The process can be spontaneous as well as the result of feedback from an external source. The resulting organization is likely to be very strong with power distributed all throughout the system. In addition to natural systems,… Read More . . . “Self-Organization” The aim of the independent, non-partisan newDemocracy Foundation is to ensure citizens trust in government decision making. We reconcile ourselves to the decadence of the present only if we choose to remain ignorant of the achievements of the past. Winston ChurchillWe reconcile ourselves to the decadence of the present only ... More
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