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Less is More

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Its a greedy world out there. Unimaginable data being accumulated every second.

And so much information thrown at us – it’s like being drenched with a fire hose.

So like intelligent evolving creatures, we are slowly programming ourselves to consume and digest the tiniest nuggets of useful stuff.

Long winded stories are out. 140 character tweets are in.
Complex is no longer cool. Simplicity is the new sophistication. Less is More.

So does that bother you ? Well yes, it might. Because simple is so much more difficult to do!

You can no longer hide behind words. Or befuddle with ambiguity .
Simplicity demands clarity of thought , and that’s pretty tough to get without skill or practice.

Ok then buddy. What’s the ideal modus operandi ?

Well – one obvious answer is , you gotta be good at what you do.

And even when you are , stifle your instincts to unleash your infinite knowledge and enthusiasm on your audience.

Just answer the question or solve the problem at hand. Don’t try to do more.

As William Blake gently put it – “The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.” And we don’t want to be too wise too early, do we? 😛

Image Credits: http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2003-11-22/

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