Archive for category: Simplicity

It’s time to ditch the management speak

10 Oct
October 10, 2013

According to an article in the Daily Telegraph,  office workers are becoming increasingly irritated by ‘management speak’. Phrases such as “Thinking outside the box” and “going forward” are some of the most hated management phrases, a survey has found, and The Plain English Campaign say that office jargon is damaging business and isolating new workers. Story Jargon and management speak is used in two thirds of offices across Britain, but nearly a quarter of workers consider it to be a “pointless Read more […]

Avoiding information overload

09 May
May 9, 2013

Personal information management is becoming a real issue!  According to an article I read recently , it’s been estimated that during 2013 approximately 507 billion – yes, BILLION – email messages will be sent each day.  That’s one email every 0.00000035 seconds!  Add that to the wave of tweets, Facebook updates, blogs and so on and there’s a real chance that we could all be drowning in a sea of information overload – unless, that is, we decide to do something about it. Story According Read more […]

Your breakthrough day

02 May
May 2, 2013

Monday 26th November 2012 was a special and momentous day for New York.  On Monday 26th November, for the first time in living memory, an entire day passed without a single report of anyone being shot, stabbed or subjected to a violent crime.  Monday 26th November 2012 was New York’s breakthrough day. Story New York police officers could hardly remember the last time that such a violent-crime-free day last occurred.  Over the years New York has seen a drop in violent crime but this was Read more […]

The dying art of simplicity

28 Feb
February 28, 2013

I’m a really big fan of LinkedIn and recently noticed that one of the members had the wonderful job title of “Complex solutions consultant”.  This got me thinking – what is complex?  And why can’t complex be simple? Story Complex systems, complex lives, complex products.  Complex is a word that dominates our lives and one that we often associate with things being better or more intelligent or something that we really need.  Even in our personal lives we readily talk about relationships Read more […]