Complexity Again: Andrew Sullivan on Tom Barnett
April 06, 2006
Without getting drawn into the particulars of the Iraq debate, it’s worth noting that Sullivan’s take…
In transforming a post-totalitarian, ethnically divided, economically ruined pseudo-country, we cannot expect instant results.
…is directly related to the point we made earlier about the complexity of Development in a Box. Solving real-world problems involving multiple, interdependent systems is difficult, non-linear and often frustrating. Frameworks like Development in a Box and Enterprise Resilience Management can accelerate the process and mitigate the frustrations — but cannot eliminate them entirely. But, speaking generally, if the result is worthwhile, then the effort will be worthwhile as well.