The head of the sociology department of a college has to proof within six month that it can sustain itself financially, similarly to other departments funded by outside benefactors. He influences the local ladies of a sewing circle to use his theory of exponential growth applied to organizations. They overperform.
Review: This only slightly amusing satire extrapolates from the math’s absurdity to a predictable outcome. Neither sociology works this way nor unbound exponential growth. The story aged well and I could imagine that it would happen nowadays nearly the same way.