Re: Essence LO105

david swenson (
Tue, 14 Feb 95 10:47:16 CST

Maybe I'm just feeling like a contraire this morning, but why don't we also

1. A systems tends to organize the energy flowing thru it;

2. Resistance follows the path of least energy.

Actually, I'm really thinking that system structure and energy, and
resistance and energy are fully interactive, neither one "really"
determining the other, but both emerging interactively. There, that should
muddy the water a bit.

Have a good day!


On Mon, 13 Feb 1995 03:01:40 -0500, <>
wrote in LO90:

>After pondering several thought provoking questions, from several discussion
>lists, along with numerous thoughtful responses, as to why the best
>intentions go awry, I have sort of distilled an answer down to what seems to
>be an essence of what we don't understand, or repeatedly seem to forget. As
>you ponder the following I would very much appreciate the implications that
>come to mind.
>1. Energy flowing through a system tends to organize it, and
>2. Energy follows the path of least resistance.
David X. Swenson Ph.D. (
Associate Professor of Management
College of St. Scholastica
Duluth, MN 55811