A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system.
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
Sociopaths, in their own best interests, knowingly promote over-performing losers into middle-management, groom under-performing losers into sociopaths, and leave the average bare-minimum-effort losers to fend for themselves.
Note: "The Losers are not social losers (as in the opposite of “cool”), but people who have struck bad bargains economically – giving up capitalist striving for steady paychecks."
The effect of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system.
The number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles about every two years.
Simpler solutions are more likely to be correct than complex ones.
For many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.
People in a hierarchy tend to rise to their "level of incompetence".
Smart companies try to commoditize their products' complements.
Note: In this context, there are 'substitutes' and 'compliments', where a substitute is a product you buy that replaces the core product and a compliment is a product you buy with the core product.
Create a desert of profitability around you.
The price of solar photovoltaic modules tends to drop 20 percent for every doubling of cumulative shipped volume.
Note: at present, costs halve at every 10 years.
The advent of modern industrial society will result in increasing political pressure for social progress and increased allowance for social consideration by industry.