“Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.” ― Woody Guthrie
Complexity is the sworn enemy of progress.
Be it because of bureaucracy, or a single entrepreneur's cluttered mind that is filled with to-do lists and endless musing about where 'opportunity might lie' - without a state of clarity and focus, the tyranny of inertia is the result.
That's where good strategy comes in as a solution.
The primary job of good strategy is to dismantle the clutter and set about achieving a simple and profound clarity from which progress can actually be made.
Whenever there is case of 'wheel spinning' and the same conversations and challenges are experienced over and over again - a lack of clarity is at least a part of the reason.
Organising the clutter and complexity is hard, setting it aside is even harder.
The true test of whether or not an approach to winning the future is worth anything is a matter of how clear and simple it is.
Any desperate person can add more and more to their to-do list - only a master carries a single point of focus.