Written by László.
Did skype emerge because conversations had become worthless or conversations became worthless because skype had emerged?
Same with music:
Did music become available for free after it had become crap or it became crap after distribution had become free?
Many strategic questions are raised based on this logic and these are by far the better ones. The majority “thinks” along the lines of what do we do about crypto, new competitors, competitors’ moves, etc., where any trace of logic is missing and it is painfully evident that such questions don’t lead anywhere.
Once quantity reaches a tipping point, quality is DEVALUED (e.g. Beethoven is perceived to be less valuable than Pink by the majority) and it disappears quickly. In other words: quantity and stupidity goes hand in hand.
Observe and act.
1. Large organizations are always dumber than smaller ones (even with the same proportion of “smart people” in them).
2. Attempting to make a large organization smart, is dumb – so is of course downsizing without a concept although it is still preferable to vegetating.
3. Not allowing dead weight (bureaucrats, liars, manipulators, etc.) to build up is crucial to survival.
Cherish intelligence in behavior, communication and style; get lean and most of all: grow balls!
“Knowledge and courage are elements of greatness. They give immortality because they are immortal. Each is as much as he knows and the wise can do anything. A man without knowledge a world without light. Wisdom and strength, eyes and hands. Knowledge without courage is sterile.” Balthasar Gracian – The art of worldly wisdom