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It's better when business solutions are less complicated than their problems.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 28, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If you cannot get your people to do what needs to be done, you are not alone. And, perhaps you are not in good company. Or, perhaps you need some straightforward help. Do not buy into the current trend of thinking that good solutions need to be complex. That's untested...unproven smoke-and-mirrors opinion.

Consider Ockham's Razor

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Seeking Simple! | Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets

Make things as simple as wisdom allows.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 30, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Simplicity, by definition, offers understanding: Obvious Adams showed us how.

Wisdom, by definition, offers greater understanding: Ockham provided a razor.

Seek Simple...and let Wisdom set your boundaries.


 

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Seeking Simple! | Thought Tweets | Wisdom: Surviving the Test of Time

Recipe for Complication: mix up some simple things, set basic courtesy on the back burner, & watch people get heated up.

by Rick Baker
On May 5, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When we do simple things right we pave smoother paths. When we are courteous or at least civil with others we pave smoother paths. When we do not do these things we should expect a rough road ahead.

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Humour | Seeking Simple! | Thought Tweets

The best solutions wear simple clothes.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 3, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Fancy clothes do not ensure value within.

The greater the need for fancy clothing for solutions the less the value within.

Some ancient wisdom....Ockham's Razor

 

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Seeking Simple! | Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets | Wisdom: Surviving the Test of Time

When people are annoyed about setting goals, don't fight against the flow - help them make predictions.

by Rick Baker
On Jan 26, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Some people, perhaps many people, are annoyed by the pressure of setting goals. Many people, if not most people, love to learn about and make predictions. There is little to be gained by fighting against the flow. Rather than fighting against the flow, [at least to some degree] Leaders and managers can seek middle ground and help their people make predictions.

People love to make predictions...and People will embrace the predictions they make.

Examples of predictions people love to make and learn about:

  • bets on sports games
  • weather predictions, especially "Ground Hog Day"
  • stock market investments
  • Nostradamus predictions

Why not add business predictions to the list!

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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Goals - SMARTACRE Goals | Seeking Simple! | Thought Tweets

It seems you can build a business on very complex things and on very simple things, but not in-between.

by Rick Baker
On May 6, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Simple things, especially those that touch the emotions, form the foundation of many successful businesses - from your favourite local diner and your favourite hair stylist to pet rocks and dog groomers. 

Complex things amaze us, especially those of us who are early adopters. Say no more than 'new Apple product'. Or, consider the impact new special effects have on the movies and the entertainment sector.

Einstein: Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

 

 

 

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