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Start a simplicity revolution! Complexity is one of the biggest challenges facing modern business. It is slowing companies down, costing them on average 10% of their profits and harming employee morale. From Complexity to Simplicity will equip you and your business with the tools you need to identify and eradicate complexity from your business model. Based on cutting-edge ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 16th 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jamie Bowen
Not quite the type of complexity book I was looking for, but nevertheless it was an interesting and worthwhile read. The book almost feels like a continuous improvement manual, with processes of how to diagnose problems, get to root cause, prioritise etc. Indeed the book mentions "Lean" methodology and the pros and cons, ironically the "Simplicity" methodology is very similar, if nobody thinks DMAIC when reading it then I must have missed something.
Daniel Boss
Oct 30, 2014 rated it liked it
The irony of this statement in a book entitled "Complexity to Simplicity" was not lost on me:

"C=[A+B+D] > X
i.e. change can only occur when factors ABD are stronger than the cost of change (X)"

I am not joking, this is a real quote from the book.

The irony doesn't end there, it is often unnecessarily complex in my opinion. Though in fairness, complexity is by definition a complex topic!

I do recommend it to anyone interested in better business. It is an underrated problem, and hats off to the Aut
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Excellent framework that focuses on what to do but not on how to do it.
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