Any intelligent fool can make things more complex

"Any intelligent fool can make things more complex, but it takes a touch of genius to move in the opposite direction." Albert Einstein

In a world that is getting more complex and ambiguous those who make it more simple will always stand out.

Apple is one of the most notable and highly referenced corporate role models for simplicity.

Ken Segall's book 'Insanely Simple' captures beautifully how Apple embraced simplicity to become the world's most valuable company. Well worth a read.

"Focus [simplicity] is about saying no" said Jobs.

However, most of us don't like saying no. We worry...

👉 we'll upset someone OR

👉 we'll miss out on something OR

👉 we'll look incompetent OR

👉 we'll make the wrong decision.

This may be true but more often than not people would prefer a clear decision, even if they disagree, than no decision at all.

"CHOOSE - DECIDE - MOVE FORWARD" Carolyn Taylor suggests about making life more simple in her fabulous podcast series about leadership and culture. Check out episodes 103-106 here for more

Happy listening, reflecting and applying.

Good luck embracing your 'touch of genius' for a simpler life.