Another episode of Seth Sunday, this time observing the fight for great. As companies grow larger there’s a tendency to revert to mean, to tend towards average and mediocre. It’s a worry for Citizen Intelligence just like any other startup tackling a big task and there are few bigger tasks than an oversight system for the entire US government sector.

What is available to Citizen Intelligence is a peculiarity of the work. Reports can emerge from locals on sight observing a problem or they can emerge from broader perspective analysts and merely be implemented locally. In either case the reports will largely be replicable across jurisdictions.

If you’re checking that the water sources on paper match the water sources actually used, that’s going to be a usable report across all public water systems. Actually implementing the report by jurisdiction can yield excellent results even when the locals doing implementation at a particular jurisdiction are average workers.