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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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Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Seeking Simple! | Thought Tweets

Seek the upside in ordinary tasks: seeking simple work and doing it well; knowing its link to positive outcomes.

by Rick Baker
On Apr 26, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

As the old saying goes, "There is satisfaction in a job well done."

There is more satisfaction when:

1.     You know the work, even if it is the most-simple of tasks, is a step toward a positive outcome and

2.     You do the work well.

Some people know this.

Others have to learn this.

Some have to teach this.

Leaders illustrate this by example: Mahatma Gandhi took pride in simplicity and the practice of walking; Napoleon Bonaparte took pride in the science and the practice of aiming cannons. 

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Hero Worship | Leaders' Thoughts | Seeking Simple! | Thought Tweets | Values: Personal Values

You have a choice: you can multi-task for mediocrity or you can focus for excellence. What's your choice?

by Rick Baker
On Apr 13, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Brain experts are telling us: The uptrend in multi-tasking, especially multi-tasking involving high-tech communication devices, is changing neural patterns strengthening some paths and weakening others. The neural paths that allow us to talk on the cell phone while surfing the web or creating s spreadsheet are strengthening while the neural paths that allow us to focus and concentrate are taking a back seat.

As this trend continues huge numbers of human beings will be able to do huge amounts of mediocre stuff.

We have a choice: we can choose to multi-task our way to mediocrity or we can focus & concentrate for work-performance excellence.

Put another way: we can choose to multi-task or we can choose to task-multi. [And major success only happens when w choose the latter.]

Seek Simple advice: 2 types of people succeed in business: (1) those who 'get it' and (2) those who observe & learn.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 16, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

There are only 2 types of people who experience meaningful success in business:

1.     Those few, who somehow naturally 'get it' and seek their way until they obtain success. 

2.     Those few who observe and attend to those who are willing to try to help them 'get it', emulate heroes, embrace heroes' ideas, and sooner or later 'get it' themselves. 

In business, no other types of people achieve meaningful success.

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Seeking Simple! | Thought Tweets

Thought has two forms: one is Creative, the other is not.

by Rick Baker
On Nov 22, 2018

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

It seems I  am on the verge of concluding Thought is either Creative or Destructive...never in between the two.

Our Creative Thoughts are aligned with our true Goals...leading to productive building and growth.

Since all other thoughts are not aligned with our true Goals they subtract from achievement of our true Goals...leading to things that are not productive building or growth. Their effect is distraction from our true Goals, which is negative, making them "Destructive Thoughts".

 

Make things as simple as wisdom allows.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 30, 2018

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

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