Which dimension is your solution addressing? It’s easy to get a soundbite or support the easiest perceived solution based on a single variable, but a world of complex problems requires a multidimensional approach. That may mean considering people, process and technology in an organizational ecosystem or devising a broader grand strategy for a nation – with appropriately balanced military, economic, diplomatic and informational capabilities. Don’t ignore the related variables.

“Over the next few years, this pattern was to repeat itself over and over again. Whenever an economic problem came up (and there were plenty), I usually saw an economic solution. Sasha would see problems in terms of loyalty and friendship – or lack thereof – and solutions were to be found in ever greater acts of loyalty and friendship.” -Alexander Blakely in Siberia Bound