Robert H. Signor

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The Measure of Success

MAY 01, 1958 by ROBERT H. SIGNOR, ANN SIGNOR

Here's a story of success achieved without benefit of minimum wage legislation or limitation of hours of work or sit-down strikes or price supports or other "privileges," any one of which might have prevented what the Prokupeks have been able to do for themselves through service to others.

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September 2014

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 out 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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