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The Terror Business

Are militant Islamic organizations destructive firms?

AUGUST 07, 2014 by COLIN O'REILLY

We normally think of people organizing into entrepreneurial firms to create value for customers. But how might those who find "profit" in destruction organize?

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For centuries, hierarchical models dominated human organizations. Kings, warlords, and emperors could rally groups--but also oppress them. Non-hierarchical forms of organization, though, are increasingly defining our lives. It's no secret how this shift has benefited our social lives, including dating, and it's becoming more commonplace even in the corporate world. But it has also now come even to organizations bent on domination rather than human flourishing, as the Islamic State shows. If even destructive groups rely on this form of entrepreneurial organization, then hierarchy's time could truly be coming to an end.
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