Creative Destruction, hardly creative: A Poem

Creative Destruction, so romantic 
Discourse dominating 

Almost a cottage industry in management literature 

Reality is, less subtle 

Destruction is painful

Livelihoods snatched away

Old way of live, evaporates

The residues, do not get media spotlight 

Academic jargon sterilises pain 

And destruction is celebrated 

Creative Destruction is operative term for jobs lost

In software, due to automation 

Evolution is social, with a cost

Lives on the line

Inconvenient truths, swished away under the carpet 

And blame it on Schumpeter


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