Meanwhile back in Technology Land, the lord looked on helplessly as his traders abandoned him for the competition, initially in a trickle and then en masse. The speed with which the shift happened was mind-boggling. With all his money and power gone, he was ruined.
As he reflected on his life (he had a lot of time now), the lord wished he had heeded his minister’s good advice sooner.
What could he have done differently to prevent the slide in trader loyalty while he was on top? And how could he have anticipated the shift in loyalty better?