A modern trinity
“Today we have naming of parts. Yesterday, We had daily cleaning. And tomorrow morning, We shall have what to do after firing.”
“Uncertainty has become so great as to render futile, if not counterproductive, the kind of planning most companies still practice: forecasting based on probabilities.”
As a species, we are counters of things. Namers and classifiers of parts and subparts. Sorters and arrangers of what is. Analyzers of what was or might have been. Organizers of what should be. Adders to and subtracters from the meaning of life and the value of our activities. Nowhere is this characteristic more obvious than in the context of modern business. We tell ourselves repeatedly: “You ...