Change creates information

Fred Wilson’s today post is about how change creates information. It is too short so I am quoting all of it here.

My partner Albert likes to say that “change creates information.”

I have seen this a lot recently in our portfolio.

A change in leadership, a change in strategy, a change in cost structure.

Doesn’t really matter what it is, it can tell you a lot about what is going on in your company.

Making changes is painful and so it’s understandable that we all avoid change.

But if you can’t understand what is going on and you want some more visibility, make some changes.

You will learn a lot.

This is so true. When I reflect on the Egyptian political events and how things ended, I keep telling my friends, on the bright side, we learned how things are run, we lost hope, and decided to move with our lives. If we didn’t try this change, we would’ve had fake hope thinking that things could be better and ended up wasting our lives.

Don’t mistake this with lack of optimism. I am very optimistic and believe nothing stays the same. It is just as Omar Soliman said “Of course, but hwhen?”.

Yes, change creates information.