So I studied biology, in search of the pattern of thriving living systems. And at the same, I studied all the theories about what makes organizations thrive, or succeed. Now, for some reason, every biologist tells a different and very complicated story about how life works. And the same is true in organizational theory. But when you step back and look at them all together, you see that they're all telling the same basic story. At every level of human activity, it’s the same simple pattern.
And this pattern suggests a very different guiding story.