Hi, I'm Jeff... I've always been fascinated with how business organizations work (or don't work): the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. A little over a decade ago, I began learning more about how the social sciences--particularly economics--can shed light on the matter. Later, I stumbled on a bit of wisdom from the field of biology about Stigmergy: "a mechanism of indirect coordination, through the environment, between agents or actions" (think about those intricate bird swarm patterns that spontaneously emerge when starlings fly in formation).
Putting all of these elements together, I began to ponder one big question: might organizations work best when we treat them generally as decentralized, highly self-organizing systems? If so, what are the rules, principles, and norms that might need to be in effect to make that process work? Then came STGMRGY, my avenue for studying this process and investing financial and intellectual capital in businesses and startup companies that push the boundaries of corporate self-organization.