Business Sustainability: Managing the Chaos

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Dec 17, 2010 2:51 PM ET

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Compa…

Out of chaos, comes order. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Defined as a state of disorder, chaos implies uncertainty, risk, and instability.  If left unmanaged, stability can fall into uncertainty.  But given proper care and energy, a stable system can emerge from a complex and disordered state.   All genius is a conquering of chaos and mystery. - Otto Weininger   As we emerge from the current economic ‘uncertainty’, an opportunity for improve business stability lies ahead.  The ability to bring order from disorder leads to stability, and the ability to keep it from falling back into uncertainty leads to sustainability.  For many companies, this chaos discussion begins and ends with the supply chain.   Driven by uncertainty and risk in the supply chain, companies like Wal-Mart and IBM with their tens of thousands of suppliers have taken action to decrease the chaos of their massive in-flow of materials and finished products.  They are putting energy into the system by: click here to continue reading.  

Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".