On Jul 15, 2010
I get a kick out of words.
In 2008 Jeffrey Kluger published his book 'Simplexity
When the words simplicity and complexity were blended they came up with simplexity.
On the other hand, they could have chosen complicity over simplexity. You can learn more about complicity by Googling the letters “e, n, r, o, n”.
Around the same time Jeffrey Kluger was publishing Simplexity
, ie, May 2008, I published a blog titled 'Seeking Simple
I am now reading Kluger’s Simplexity book… actually, I have just started it.
When I am done the book, I want to see if it has altered my going-in
thoughts…which are along these lines:
- Everything is simple and everything is complex, it depends on how our minds are working when we 'experience' the things
- The way our minds work is heavily influenced by our genetics, our past experiences, and the situation at hand
- Our desires, particularly our short-term desires, influence how we experience things
- To a lesser degree, our longer-term goals influence how we experience things
- Our emotions regularly dictate how we experience things
All that said, we have the ability to choose how we experience things
- We can choose to view things as complex or
- We can choose to view things as simple.
That's one of the premises that holds up the mini-philosophy I call 'Seeking Simple'. The other premise is – we can boil things down and find their essence.
When we choose to Seek Simple and we boil things down to their essence many experiences become easier: corporate culture, communication, marketing, training staff, problem solving, etc.
More on Seeking Simple and Simplexity in future blogs…