Simplicity is not complex


I love getting to the point where simplicity has ruled and then all things become so simple, so obvious and I then move with ease. It does take some time to see the patterns, to view the subject from different angles until it becomes so simple from the final perspective you have chosen. Some of the most creative inventions have been so simple, the result of focussed creativity with a high regard for simplicity.

Charles Mingus said…

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity

Quoting from Edward de Bono’s book, Simplicity

“Outside of art, complexity for the sake of complexity has no value whatsoever. Complexity is always failed simplicity. Because simplicity seems easy we believe it is easy to achieve. When it is not easy to achieve we give up too quickly. Simplicity before understanding is simplistic; simplicity after understanding is simple.

Dr. Koichi Kawana said…

“Simplicity means the achievement of maximum effect with minimal means.”

In an ad for IBM regarding Smarter Business for a Smarter Planet:

“Complexity presents an opportunity and threat at the same time.” CEO, Industrial Products Industry

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