Why Hierarchies are Natural, and Inevitable.
"One of the most powerful insights born from the constructal law is that social systems are natural designs that emerge and evolve to facilitate flow of the currents they represent on the landscape.
The river basin uses its rivulets, streams, and main channels to move water from the plain to the river mouth just as surely as our respiratory system uses tiny alveoli, bronchial tubes, and the trachea to bathe our lungs with oxygen. CEOs use managers and workers to create their company’s products and spread them to their distributors and customers, just as presidents, prime ministers, and dictators use advisers and countless bureaucrats to develop and spread their policies across the land. The main channels may facilitate wider, faster flows than the smaller ones, but all are necessary to bath the entire area with the current."
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