I’ve written a new post on balancing exploration and execution for the Lively Work blog… and had the audacity to name a ratio after myself.  Check it out here:


and for archival purposes, here is the text:


The S Ratio: Finding the Optimal Balance of Exploration vs Execution.

For the last decade or so, I’ve spent a fair bit of time thinking about optimal structures for institutions, organizations and societies.

My thinking in these areas has largely been skewed toward an emphasis on the factors that lead to a competitive advantage. My reason for focusing on that particular question is quite simple: structures that do not lead to a competitive advantage tend Continue reading