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Cracking Complexity

The Breakthrough Formula for Solving Just About Anything Fast

By David Komlos and David Benjamin

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How organizations can rapidly, practically, effectively and repeatedly deal with complexity. Solving complex issues in days.

The revolutionary process at the heart of Cracking Complexity is backed by empirical research from the authors' work with world-leading companies whose experiences will serve as case-studies. Komlos and Benjamin's approach harnesses disparate views from inside and outside of an organization, including front-line employees, former competitors, theorists and disruptors around a big, messy problem to form a high-functioning team of people, a "mega-brain," that can see every side of a problem and identify the best solution (s) for it. Complex issues are solved in a matter of days, not months, not years, a time-frame supported by the authors' research and practice over three decades.

Biographical Notes

David Komlos (Author)
For more than 20 years, David has pursued his passion for building global companies that serve the world's most senior leaders across the Fortune 500 and national governments. His strength is in bringing fundamentally different approaches into the mainstream. His involvement cuts across industries and sectors that include financial services, life sciences, automotive, entertainment, ICT, governments and NGOs.


David is a friend and trusted confidant to many global leaders. He remains actively involved with Syntegrity's clients, and as a speaker he frequently presents on complexity, problem solving, mobilization, and scaling talent.

Prior to Syntegrity, David was responsible for leading strategy and M&A for North America Media Engines Inc., a TSX-listed company. He holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, Canada.

David Benjamin (Author)
As Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect, David Benjamin leads Syntegrity's client delivery organization and its Lab, and is accountable for the overall design and quality of the company's client engagements. He also focuses on working with top executives one-on-one, adding value through the lens of complexity.


David is certified as a Syntegration Master Designer and Lead Orchestrator. He has gained recognition worldwide as an expert in the application of systems thinking and complexity theory in solving real business challenges across a broad spectrum of industries and challenge types.


His career has spanned a variety of industries in roles at IBM and smaller specialized consulting firms, with particular emphasis on business system design and technology development. He has gained significant formal recognition for his work on global strategic planning with top executives in Fortune 500 companies.


David has an extensive background in design, project architecture and project management, software architecture, design and development, process analysis and design, data architecture, and knowledge management. He also has extensive subject matter expertise in health, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, automotive, financial services, packaging, enterprise risk management, entertainment and manufacturing.

David holds a Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours, Co-op) degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

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