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Snowball Effect, the (1952) [Short Story]
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Summary :

Wilton Caswell, Ph.D., is furious. Mr Halloway, new Dean of the University, sees no point in sociology. If a science can't provide hard results, money for the university, or tangible research purposes, what's the point of it's existence?

Caswell states that his department has merit. For instance, would Mr. Halloway like to see a demonstration of sociology in action? There are equations, if properly applied, that will give impetus to a business or organization, providing a solution to the problems of expansion, funding, and recruitment, equations that any business owner would pay through the nose to have.

The Watasha Sewing Circle is selected as the test organization. The principles are given to a member whose ambition is appropriate for proper application. Mr. Halloway and Professor Caswell will be pleased with the results, but they've forgotten one thing... how would such an organization be stopped?

Original title: The Snowball Effect
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience Fiction

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Penguin Science Fiction (1961) [Anthology]
      Authors: Isaac Asimov , John Steinbeck , Brian W. Aldiss , Walter M. Miller, Jr. , A. Bertram Chandler , Clifford D. Simak , Eric Frank Russell , Algis Budrys , J. G. Ballard , Katherine MacLean , James H. Schmitz , Ward Moore
     Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF, the (1994) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Edgar Allan Poe , Ursula K. Le Guin , David Brin , Rudyard Kipling , Alfred Bester , Isaac Asimov , Philip K. Dick , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Robert A. Heinlein , Anne McCaffrey , Jules Verne , H. G. Wells , William Gibson , Frederik Pohl , Cordwainer Smith , Greg Bear , Bruce Sterling , Gregory Benford , Poul Anderson , James Blish , Larry Niven , Vernor Vinge , James Tiptree, Jr. , Rudy Rucker , Michael F. Flynn , Clifford D. Simak , James P. Hogan , Henry Kuttner , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Cyril M. Kornbluth , Bob Shaw , Theodore Sturgeon , J. G. Ballard , Gene Wolfe , Gordon R. Dickson , Robert L. Forward , Ed Bryant , Dean Ing , Ian Watson , John M. Ford , Kate Wilhelm , Hal Clement , Randall Garrett , Raymond F. Jones , Philip Latham , Miles J. Breuer , Tom Godwin , John Sladek , Raymond Z. Gallun , Hilbert Schenck , Richard Grant , Theodore L. Thomas , Donald M. Kingsbury , George Turner , Katherine MacLean , Don A. Stuart

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