Scale – effects of

Here’s a simple notion very basic to any thinking but very complex in its ramifications and one easily overlooked and misunderstood:
What happens when you merge a 500 student high school with a megasystem?
Can you compare the federal budget with the family budget worked out on a kitchen table?
How can a small group effectively organized overcome the preponderance of numbers of a larger group?
Note that Malcolm Gladwell talks about 150 as being the maximum size for group interaction. I don’t remember in which of his books he talks about that, but he mentions the enterprise that designed parking lots to hold 150 cars and when people started parking on the slopes and sides, they built a new facility. Interesting.

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