February 14, 2022


When I finally worked out what was going wrong with my website last week I was appalled.

It was a miracle I hadn’t felt the consequences much sooner.  Only the fact that the internet is literally a world-wide web, full of redundancy and alternative routes had kept everything working for so long.

That’s because it’s an ecosystem, and in an ecosystem variation and redundancy is actually what keeps it stable over time.

A machine, in contrast, would have simply stopped long ago.

If something wasn’t quite right in your business, would you want it to carry on working, or would you prefer it to stop immediately?

If you want to make sure it carries on, you might want to build in some redundancy, and some tolerance for variation.