When I was a boy, many things were simpler.
Let me start with something that was always meant to be simple: Baseball.
For as long as people were playing baseball, we evaluated players in roughly the same way. Below are some stats of the great Roberto Clemente.
Maybe we were painting with a broad stroke, but by looking at batting average, home runs, runs batted in and a few other bits of data, a fan could swipe right or swipe left on a player.
We have holding companies that have shed tens of thousands of employees over the last half decade as well as one-third of their revenue being named 'network of the year,' 'international network of the year,' 'global network of the year' and 'globular network of the year.'
Are current clients giving me more business?
And so on.