Creative destruction

Tags: creativity economics nature evolution

"Creative destruction" is the term used to describe the concept of evolving dynamic systems that destroy some pieces to create new ones.

Dynamism is one of the defining aspects of nature and organic systems. Things which are static die and make way for things which are able to adapt. Creative destruction is a mental model that applies to things as diverse as evolution, market theory, and natural systems.


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