This law states that the complication factor of a strategy or course-of-action is directly proportional to the square of the plan’s complexity. This Law almost guarantees that any plan or strategy (business or personal) that involves numerous players will go wrong. Complications will arise. A good example of this are large government contracts. The cost overruns are usually a multiple of the original cost. If you are implementing a plan or strategy that has many players and is elaborate, have a back-up position or blueprint.