Fractal geometry creates beautiful patterns from simple recursive algorithms. One of the things we find so appealing is their “self-similarity” at different scales. That is, as you zoom in to look at a detail under more magnification you see many of the same patterns that were visible when zoomed out at the macro level.
After decades of working with clients at large organizations, I’ve concluded that they secretly would like to have a fractal approach to managing all their data. I say this desire is secret for several reasons:
- No one has ever used that term in my presence
- What they currently have is 180 degrees away from a fractal landscape
- They probably haven’t been exposed to any technology or approach that would make this possible