But don’t hire anyone too desperate, anyone who believes the answer can come in a box, or anyone for whom the laws of physics seem to not apply.
Wile E. Coyote Sucks At Rocket Science
Corsair's Publishing

Nailed it in three (don’t know what that means, either).

Anyone who believes that answers come in a box should stick to cake mixes, and even they require work. But the model is pretty solid.

Regarding the laws of physics, I would have no success if I believed in limits given to me. But I’m not risking lives.

Overall, I agree with your premise with one caveat: you need to understand the complexity, but you need to be able to explain it in simple terms. That’s Comprehension 101.

Which is a class I really wish were offered in college.