The Genetic Algorithm of Your Business

Unless you’re an avid mathematician, lover of science, or employee at NASA, the odds are relatively good you’ve never heard of a genetic algorithm.

To clarify, it is a “…method for solving both constrained and unconstrained optimization problems based on a natural selection process that mimics biological evolution.

Using a genetic algorithm, a computer can repeatedly modify (evolve) a given population of variables to find an optimal outcome, which means they can find the “natural selection solution” to a wide variety of problems.

(The most famous use of a genetic algorithm was for the construction of an antenna for NASA’s ST5 spacecraft program, but that’s a different story for a different day.)

Stated even more simply, genetic algorithms let AI mimic Darwinian evolution—pretty cool.

So why the hell am I talking about algorithms and antenna? And what’s the connection to business?

Well, I’ll tell you…

Automated evolution is something you want in your business.

Finding the genetic algorithm of your business is the key to unlocking true, uninhibited efficiency.

As an entrepreneur, you should want your business to become a self-aware, naturally evolving entity—something that doesn’t require your focused input or guidance to become better and more efficient.

Keep in mind, I’m not talking about automation here, automation is something else entirely—it is robotic, fixed, and absent of the creativity that leads to true innovation.

Automated, assembly line production is stable—once it’s up and running, it will always produce a consistent result.

The same number of widgets, of the same quality, in the same amount of time, produced all day, every day.

Automation means you’ll never produce less than X widgets of Y quality in a given day…but you’ll never produce more or better widgets either.

And therein lies the difference…

When your business is not only autonomous, but capable of solving complex problems all on its own, capable of getting better—of evolvingthat’s when you have achieved true efficiency.

At LDVA, we’re getting closer to reaching a state of automated evolution every day. We aren’t there yet, but with each passing moment we inch closer.

That means less bottlenecks for the business, better project response times for clients, less work for myself and Nick, and an all-around more efficient business. 

Start pushing your business towards a state of automated evolution…

Start searching high and low for the genetic algorithm of your business…

If and when you find it, I guarantee it will be a truly game-changing experience.

-Ar