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Have you heard about the butterfly effect? The butterfly effect is the term to refer to the dependence on the initial conditions inside the Chaos Theory. The Chaos Theory, basically, is nothing more than a rule that involves everything in nature, that considers all data to be in correlation, no matter what.
Edward Lorenz and the Discovery of the Butterfly Effect
The unpredicted result that Lorenz (meteorologist and pioneer of Chaos Theory) produced with his weather model due to a tiny change, made him realize an impressive insight about how things work: tiny changes can produce larger outcomes.
This idea became known as the “butterfly effect” after Lorenz had observed something similar to a butterfly on his results and stated the following famous sentence.
“When a butterfly flutters its wings in one part of the world, it can eventually cause a hurricane in another.”
Edward Norton Lorenz
Butterfly Effect on Real Life
This applies to our daily life as well, just to give an example, if I haven’t changed a little my university application, it is very likely that today I wouldn’t be studying in Lisbon, or starting this adventure at Angry Ventures, and as a result of this, I wouldn’t be writing this post today. A little change changed everything.
I didn’t imagine that a year after that decision, my life would be like it is today.
I am certain that if you think about it, you also have situations that could have turned out completely different with just a small change.
This not only applies to meteorology and daily life, but also to the business world.
There can be a small change in one part of a business and the business receive a tremendous shift or impact in another.
Companies are usually composed with many parts that work collaboratively for the overall health of the business, and one tiny change can affect the entire organization and in order to prevent unpleasant situations, they have to expect the unexpected.
Are you aware now?