I love this post from Fractals of Change. It starts as a post about their new blog header (which is super cool) but quickly goes into the territory of fractals and change. Here's a snippet:
"As you know, change is what I write about mainly. It fascinates me and I assume it interests you if you are a regular reader. It’s cliché to say that we live in a time of accelerating change – but we do. It’s my contention that change is a fractal; its twists and turns are impossible to project. You can’t even accurately predict the short-term velocity of change although you know for the minute – subject to change – whether conditions are turbulent or smooth. Things tend to move in the direction they’re already moving – until they don’t."
The post is long and MEATY, so I recommend that you check it out. I agree with the notion of change as a fractal. I also think that breakthroughs can have fractal like properties. They often seem random but a deeper and profound organization drives progress.
I will be getting into this whole area a lot more over the coming two months as I intend to include juicy bits of this in the 2 Weeks to a Breakthrough book. The rough draft is due to my publisher May 15.