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_refugee_  ·  3118 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Google is restructuring, going private and is now part of Alphabet Inc.

What's that they say about systems? As a system is exposed to challenges it responds to those challenges by becoming more complex. A system will continue to become more complex until it reaches a point at which its complexity prevents it from pursuing the most efficient, simple, or ideal solution.

That is a paraphrase of a concept that has always intrigued me. Complex organizations eventually meet a challenge that their burden prevents them from being able to tackle. At that point they fail, fall, or at least fall apart - thereby simplifying.