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A System of Curated Venues

An “organizational concept” is just a shorthand way to talk about the variety of features that a specific kind of organization has.

We regularly talk about “holding companies,” “nonprofits,” “trade associations,” etc., because these terms give us quick and useful insight into how an entity is organized and operates.  Sometimes these distinctions are encoded into law, other times they’re there to help distinguish economic strategies, such as, “merchant banks,” “investment banks” and “mutual funds.”

When talking about a new or uncommon organizational concept, the burden of explanation falls on the user of the term.  This is especially true for concepts of distributed organizations.

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