Is Complexity Real?

In a series of articles in Harvard Business Review,   Roger Martin questions the widely held assertion that our world is growing ever more complex. Instead, Martin argues that much of what we perceive as complexity is actually self inflicted by how we go about acquiring knowledge and proposes a new discipline to counter the problem. To start, he references Peter Senge's classic work, The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization.   Senge states that there are two types of complexity, detail complexity.