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Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordon MacKenzie The reserve Orbiting the Giant Hairball was compiled by Gordon MacKenzie in 1996. Originally self-published the reserve became a business "cult classic". Gordon was a worker of Hallmark Cards for 30 years, where he inspired his colleagues to slide the bonds of Corporate Normalcy and rise to “orbit” - to a setting of dreaming, daring, and performing and beyond the rubber-stamp confines of the administrative mind-set above. As a testament to his career and the amount of creativeness he maintained while at Hallmark, his final position title was “Creative Paradox” for Hallmark Cards. Through short stories and personal encounters and observations, MacKenzie provides insight into keeping a creative, entrepreneurial lifestyle within the organized and constricting environment of a business potentially, and society all together. He defines “the huge hairball” as a tangled, impenetrable mass of guidelines and systems that derive from what worked previously and which can result in mediocrity in today's. He points out that “hairball” is built as time passes without associates of the firm knowing that it is even presently there or its potential to negatively effecting the firm’s capability to remain flexible and innovative..