Complex Business Models Collapse Because it's the Last Remaining Method of Simplification

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.

via The Collapse of Complex Business Models « Clay Shirky.

What it means: must-read for anyone working in a traditional media company today.

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