Contact Us

Give us a call or drop by anytime, we endeavor to answer all inquiries within 24 hours.


Find us

PO Box 16122 Collins Street West Victoria, Australia

Email us /

Phone support

Phone: + (066) 0760 0260 / + (057) 0760 0560

The Scrabble theory of growth

  • By Alan Knott-Craig
  • February 12, 2013

The Scrabble theory is used to describe economic complexity for countries. “Letters” can be equated to “expertise” and “combinations” can be equated to “innovations”. The theory dictates that the more letters a country has, the more combinations it can create. The increase in combinations in relation to number of letters is exponential. 7 letters equals 584 possible combinations..


Of course, certain letters have higher scores (ie: Q), and you want more of those in your system, although by definition they are scarce.


Note: An Original Source For the Theory BOOK (with the scrabble phrasing): and PAPER (with a lego phrasing):

Discover more from Alan Knott-Craig

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading