Simple explanations, while convenient for one’s ego and conservation of mental effort, usually aren’t correct, and don’t take a multivariate approach. Most complex things in life are susceptible to many variables.
Like most things, when we use either/or, we usually end up with false dichotomies.
Firstly, what is great advice in one situation can be terrible advice in another. It is ultimately context dependent and it depends on the company we’re dealing with, their value chain, existing resources…
Based on what evidence? What you suggest seems more like a chicken/egg problem to me. If we don’t have more businesses creating genuine value then perhaps it’s because too many people are engaged with the type of drudgery described in this article instead of looking to create real value/solve problems?
Thanks Abi for the thoughtful response.
Unfortunately, I don’t purport to be an expert or knowledgable enough on the inner workings of China’s or India’s economy and geopolitical strategies etc.
I wrote this piece to shine a spotlight on the fact that countries, companies and individuals can, and…
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