2×2 Matrices with smarts on one dimension

Tom Peters’ discussion of the smart complexifier can be summarized in the following matrix (see also the full article in Tom Peters’ blog).

  Simplifier Complexifier
Dumb Might actually be of help Can be ignored without harm
Smart Analyst from heaven Analyst from hell

This reminds me of the following classical matrix from the IDF, classifying army commanders:

  Lazy Industrious
Dumb Harmless Most damaging
Smart Creative Best kind

Author: Omer Zak

I am deaf since birth. I played with big computers which eat punched cards and spew out printouts since age 12. Ever since they became available, I work and play with desktop size computers which eat keyboard keypresses and spew out display pixels. Among other things, I developed software which helped the deaf in Israel use the telephone network, by means of home computers equipped with modems. Several years later, I developed Hebrew localizations for some cellular phones, which helped the deaf in Israel utilize the cellular phone networks. I am interested in entrepreneurship, Science Fiction and making the world more accessible to people with disabilities.

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