"...what's inherent about anything complex is that it becomes impossible. You can't design it perfectly," he says. What matters, he argues, is swarming problems from every direction to create high-speed, low-cost discovery and learning.Japan beat Detroit because the Japanese companies realized this, and abandoned (or never adopted) the top-down, central-control approach.
("Is This Detroit's Last Winter?")
So now Congress wants to appoint a "Car Czar" to fix Detroit. And they want the automakers to present their five-year plans for restructuring.
Or, in other words, the companies are failing because they relied too much on top-down command and control. So Congress is planning on fixing them by adding even more top-down command and control.
Do politicians really believe that they have the power to Fix Things, or is it all just hot air to try to fool us into re-electing them?