Tag Archive for: simplicity

The genius that is Burt Rutan

20 Jun
June 20, 2013 Genius is a word that can often be used inappropriately.  However, where Burt Rutan is concerned it’s the right word to describe his work and, perhaps more importantly, his approach to the complex challenges he has overcome.  Burt Rutan isn’t a name that most people are familiar with but as you’ll see in this week’s post it’s a name that has quietly delivered so much. Story I first came across the name of Burt Rutan while watching a compelling documentary about a little company 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 [...]

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 [...]