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The Crowning Reward

“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.” – Frederic Chopin Whether life imitates art or art imitates life I … Continue reading

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The Ability to Simplify

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” ~ Hans Hoffman It is good practice to make a regular review of the systems you use to govern the factors and administer the details … Continue reading

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A Discipline of Simplicity

“Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.” ~ Henry Ford While it is not always the most comfortable place to be, working in a … Continue reading

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Uncorrupted Reason

I came across a remarkable collection of works produced by Thomas Cole, the English-born American artist who is credited with founding the Hudson River School. Cole possessed an uncommon ability to capture broad strokes of history in his landscapes. Cole … Continue reading

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Green Eggs and Ham: The Wages of Simplicity

Why are the simplest things frequently the most influential? I was reading Dr. Seuss to my sons the other day and I couldn’t help but be impressed by the simplicity of his bestselling book, Green Eggs and Ham, a simple … Continue reading

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Keep it Simple

You’ve all no doubt heard the acronym K.I.S.S., which stands for “keep it simple stupid.”  It is a concept often touted but seldom heeded  in marketing, in public speaking, in systems development, in boardrooms, in classrooms, in the world of … Continue reading

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