Friday, December 17, 2004

Size matters

"The Hutterites (who came out of the same tradition as the Amish and the Mennonites) have a strict policy that every time a colony approaches 150, they split it in two and start a new one. "Keeping things under 150 just seems to be the best and most efficient way to manage a group of people," Bill Gross, one of the leaders of a Hutterite colony outside Spokane, told me. "When things get larger than that, people become strangers to one another."

via Len

1 comment:

Robbymac said...

The Jehovah's Witnesses do the same thing when they hit 200.

At least the Hutterites don't go door to door with their literature...