Using a fractal as the original image for my blog was as a delicate dig against a classic VC delusion, the deep-seated belief that we (venture capitalists) can predict the success or failure of startups and rely on the experience and so-called "pattern recognition" abilities that we have developed over the years to identify winners and losers. The more it goes the more I am amused by how unpredictable success is and by how truly chaotic conditions under which startups grow can be.
So, if we live in a universe of chaos, fractals are our unit of measure. They are particularly relevant because they appear simple but the closer you get the more they reveal their complexity.
That is why a lovely collection of rotating fractals grace my blog posts, to help remind ourselves of the complexity of the systems we operate in and the need to think non-linearly (and no too normatively) about the problems that we face.
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