The exponential growth of information presents a paradox. While greater access to knowledge has the potential to accelerate progress, the sheer volume of available information can overwhelm and paralyze us.

This abundance leads to a “progress trap” - we double down on the strategies that created the problem in the first place, like more planning, forecasting, and control. But these approaches are brittle and create systemic fragility.

To escape this trap, we need to embrace more agile, responsive, and anti-fragile approaches that thrive on focused attention, knowledge synthesis, and adaptability.

Source: The Secret Power of ‘Read It Later’ Apps