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LONDON, January 16, 2017 - There may be little public sympathy for CEOs these days, but there is no doubt that for those gathering in Davos this week for the World Economic Forum, the backlash against the ‘global elite’ is also a backlash against the complexity of big business in a world where many people feel as if their lives are out of control.

At a political level, The Trump phenomena and Brexit are widely viewed as being symptomatic of a backlash against complexity – ostensibly simple solutions that many find attractive even though they are only likely to make things worse.

According to Colin Price, co-author of a new book which is being launched at Davos, Accelerating Performance: How to Mobilise, Execute and Transform with Agility, globalisation is the king of complexity and an obvious target for popular discontent.

Says Colin Price:
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