Two sides of the same tangled mess
The very senior management thinker Charles Handy resorts to abstract art in an attempt to convey the complexity of the world today. Number 14: Grey by Jackson Pollock (pictured above) in his case. No obvious dials or levers, no one center of control.
As an interaction designer it is my job to find those places in the chaos that when hooked up into a path, help people move through it effectively, getting something or other done. No definite solutions, but considered trade-offs.