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Jul/Aug 2013

Small Is BeautifulThe View From Seattle

Author Affiliations
  • 1Larrabee Surgical Center, Seattle, Washington
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2013;15(4):253-254. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2013.71

What scale is appropriate? It depends on what we are trying to do.

E. F. Schumacher

A man, always studying one subject, will view the general affairs of the world through the colored prism of his own atmosphere.

Benjamin Disraeli

Almost 40 years ago, E. F. Schumacher published Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered. He advocated “technology with a human face” and believed an organization’s size should be appropriate to its task. His insights are again relevant and widely read in the book’s recent edition.1

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