February 27, 2019 /
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Why a steel mill is the same as an apple orchard

Excerpt from my “Purpose” Blog

As individuals we never end up where we wanted to be.

You would think a steel mill has nothing more to do with an apple orchard as garbage dump has to do with creating art. But they are all linked and, that link is the key to unlocking problems.

In business, we struggle to end up where we intended.

We try to force business to be some inorganic thing.  We think businesses are manufactured just like the forged steel that started the industrial revolution, but even that steel wasn’t ‘manufactured’.

All businesses that exist in the universe also must follow the laws of the universe. A business is not a human creation, but the result of something a human did within the laws of the universe. 

We are not gods, we do not create from nothing.  We no more create businesses than a farmer creates an apple orchard, we just move things around and reorganise them.

These laws apply beyond physical product but also to the whole of business and our lives.

Newton’s three laws of motion are as good a place as any to start. Read more here


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