I have always been interested in “sustainable” as it could pertain to economy and business. I am therefore interested in “Holistic” as it could be related to industrial and business management. After all, what is good for individual health, or the agricultural industry should be good for business health.
The first thing to understand about “Holistic” is that it is a concept; it is neither an idea nor a recipe. It has no “RIGHTs and WRONGs”, no “DOs and DON’Ts”.
This concept, I believe can only “felt”. I cannot be understood as math or logic can. It is of “Essence”, of “Being”, not of any metric or of any action.
I will draw here a parallel between living, breathing organism, and a business. A business is an entity of its own. It has a legal existence, owns things, acts, and sometime spawns and reproduces (especially in Franchise business models). It can be sick, and when it is, “doctors” are called to diagnose and cure the patient. Sometimes they can’t succeed and the business dies.