“…it is the people who figure out how to work simply in the present, rather than the people who mastered the complexities of the past, who get to say what happens in the future.”
From The Collapse of Complex Business Models by Clay Shirky.
And here’s some more: “When the value of complexity turns negative, a society plagued by an inability to react remains as complex as ever, right up to the moment where it becomes suddenly and dramatically simpler, which is to say right up to the moment of collapse. Collapse is simply the last remaining method of simplification.”
Well worth reading the whole article here.
Hat tip: Rob Paterson via Twitter