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Tag Archives: simplicity
“Who can understand the clotted language of everyday American commerce: the memo, the corporate report, the business letter, the notice from the bank explaining its latest “simplified” statement? What member of an insurance plan can decipher the brochure explaining the … Continue reading
“Think like a wise man, but communicate in the language of the people.” — William Butler Yeats
One of the podcasts that I listen to regularly is The Good Life Project hosted by Jonathan Fields. The Good Life Project is “a global movement that inspires, educates, connects and supports mission-driven individuals in the quest to live better, more engaged, connected … Continue reading
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” — Albert Einstein
Pablo Picasso was not just a master of art; he was a master of human nature. Of all the things that we can learn from him, one of the most important is the power of simplicity. “Art,” said Picasso, “is … Continue reading
“Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.” — Frédéric Chopin
“Mastery comes via a monomaniacal focus on simplicity versus an addiction to complexity.” — Robin Sharma
“The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.” — Khalil Gibran
“For me the process [of writing a university philosophy paper] would begin with writing twenty pages. Then I’d edit to ten, then five and finally two. I finally would get to a two-page, single-spaced paper that I hoped didn’t merely … Continue reading
Emily Stewart recently brought my attention to a short animated video that she and her team produced for OnlineMBA that illustrates some of the key values that Steve Jobs and his team espoused when designing products for Apple. The video is clever … Continue reading