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Simplicity Edward De Bono  Comments by Vishwanath Ramdas Using 6-thinking hats framework as background reference
Pathway <ul><li>What & How of Simplicity  </li></ul><ul><li>Why Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>Barriers to Simplicity  </li>...
What is simplicity <ul><li>Not  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplistic | Over Simplification | Simpletons </li></ul></ul><ul><li...
Why Simplicity  <ul><li>Is Simple – Easy to do  </li></ul><ul><li>Lower effort in doing  </li></ul><ul><li>Simple is elega...
Barriers to Simplicity.. <ul><li>Want / Urge to simplify  </li></ul><ul><li>Complexity has its values  </li></ul><ul><li>S...
14 rules of simplicity <ul><li>Historic Review </li></ul><ul><li>Shedding reducing </li></ul><ul><li>Challenged dropping <...
Dangers of Simplicity  <ul><li>Simplistic </li></ul><ul><li>Destroying reliability  </li></ul><ul><li>Removing richness – ...
Simplicity in ones life <ul><li>Simple Notes </li></ul><ul><li>1 at a time  </li></ul><ul><li>Verbalize  </li></ul><ul><li...
10 rules of simplification <ul><li>Assign high value to  Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>Continuously pursue Simplicity </li>...
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Simplicity Debono

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read the book and was immensely influesed, here is a summary of the book and i would recommend everybody to read this book.

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Simplicity Debono

  1. 1. Simplicity Edward De Bono Comments by Vishwanath Ramdas Using 6-thinking hats framework as background reference
  2. 2. Pathway <ul><li>What & How of Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>Why Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>Barriers to Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>The simplicity 14 </li></ul><ul><li>Dangers of Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>Simplicity in Daily Life </li></ul><ul><li>10 Simple Rules </li></ul><ul><li>End Game …. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is simplicity <ul><li>Not </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplistic | Over Simplification | Simpletons </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Simplicity is being simple after knowing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not being simple without knowing [simplistic] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reduce the problem to uncover the solution </li></ul><ul><li>Simplicity should </li></ul><ul><ul><li>easy | understandable | more people | less energy | few – little | Motivate | </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tree metaphor </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Simplicity <ul><li>Is Simple – Easy to do </li></ul><ul><li>Lower effort in doing </li></ul><ul><li>Simple is elegant </li></ul><ul><li>Simple is powerful </li></ul><ul><li>Lesser errors and mistakes in doing </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve sophistication </li></ul><ul><li>Wide spread and more users </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to maintain and sustain </li></ul>
  5. 5. Barriers to Simplicity.. <ul><li>Want / Urge to simplify </li></ul><ul><li>Complexity has its values </li></ul><ul><li>Simplistic </li></ul><ul><li>Over simplification </li></ul><ul><li>Simplicity is not easy </li></ul><ul><li>Hiding under change & incompetence </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to understand – ego </li></ul>
  6. 6. 14 rules of simplicity <ul><li>Historic Review </li></ul><ul><li>Shedding reducing </li></ul><ul><li>Challenged dropping </li></ul><ul><li>Shift in energies </li></ul><ul><li>Doing Afresh </li></ul><ul><li>BPR – reengineer </li></ul><ul><li>Flavored Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Ladder Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Exceptions & Bulk </li></ul><ul><li>Extract Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Segment –Modularize </li></ul><ul><li>Combining - Merging </li></ul><ul><li>Idealize – wishful thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback - Listening </li></ul>
  7. 7. Dangers of Simplicity <ul><li>Simplistic </li></ul><ul><li>Destroying reliability </li></ul><ul><li>Removing richness – boring </li></ul><ul><li>Halting evolution? </li></ul><ul><li>Insensitive </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to understand </li></ul><ul><li>social Danger </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Danger </li></ul><ul><li>Non Commercial </li></ul><ul><li>Unfair </li></ul>
  8. 8. Simplicity in ones life <ul><li>Simple Notes </li></ul><ul><li>1 at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Verbalize </li></ul><ul><li>Do in small steps </li></ul><ul><li>Do in stages </li></ul><ul><li>Unbundle </li></ul><ul><li>Break down – manageable bits </li></ul><ul><li>Use Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Working backwards </li></ul><ul><li>Dont seek 100% perfection! </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel Think Do </li></ul><ul><li>Slow down </li></ul><ul><li>Clarify </li></ul>
  9. 9. 10 rules of simplification <ul><li>Assign high value to Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>Continuously pursue Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>Simplicity needs understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Simplicity would tradeoff with other dimensions </li></ul><ul><li>For whom is the simplicity? </li></ul><ul><li>Think Afresh certain problems </li></ul><ul><li>Break down problem into manageable parts </li></ul><ul><li>Work through concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge & Discard </li></ul><ul><li>Develop alternatives & possibilities </li></ul>

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