This is a terrific perspective on what how things “grow”. It is an insightful approach to view it through the lens of nature and take the viewpoint that any organism/organization has to be healthy in order to grow. I think it is a return to these types of fundamental principles that will enable us to be successful in this complex and challenging times.
Our focus should be on simplifying our efforts and trying to make them more complex. We should try to develop wisdom, not intelligence. Once we begin to widen our field of vision and learn from unexpected sources, we may find business (and life) is not as hard as we make it. We have to accept that there are natural ebbs and flows and that, try as we might, we cannot control our environment. Our best bet is to develop the ability to adapt and take advantage of change instead of constantly fighting the current.