Complexity: A quick reminder

“According to Matt English, IBM strategy and change leader, most CEOs identified increased volatility, uncertainty, complexity and a structurally different marketplace as being issues that would have to be faced in the future.”

Good point(s) well made BUT, if you have read my blog before, you will know of my “concerns” about the IBM report “Capitalizing on Complexity”

Revisited: Nassim Taleb at Harvard

Do yourself a favour and spend 10 mins.

Whist NNT is pretty efficient at getting his message across, because he tends to talk to audiences involved with the Financial sector, an awful lot of his interviews tend to reach a limited audience.

In this short video he is addressing students involved with social sciences and telling them (as usual) how it is. NOT how they, their parents and many, many others believe it is based upon what has gone before.

Spelling out the catastrophic dangers of assuming too much based upon probability when complexity and uncertainty are the “new games in town” in this new modernity.  

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