I watched a wonderful Nature last night on PBS. It was about a bunch of baboons on the Serengeti. It was a pretty brutal hour and instructive.

People in their own way are complex and they form complex systems with complex relationships and complex rituals. How hierarchies form and persist is something a few of us within the Toronto innovation community has been struggling with – especially around this relationship between ‘networks’ and ‘hierarchies’.

Every so often – people can’t or won’t get a long, expectations aren’t communicated or registered, and our complex systems break down.

The specific question is:  “What causes clusterfucks”?

That’s the central question of the week.