Kennesaw – A quick shout out to my friend, Butch Adams, who gave me some great insight on simplicity last week.  When I started work at GE in Cincinnati, there was a sign over the door that simply said,

“Speed, Simplicity, Self-confidence”.

Our environment today benefits those who can quickly act, react and be decisive.  Not only in business but in most areas of our lives.  Take a minute and click on the link above and read the Harvard Business Review article with Jack Welch, former CEO of GE and see why he was such a visionary leader.  Oh, and by way, this concept is not exactly a new one.  Leonardo da Vinci  who died in 1519, penned, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”.  It’s truer now than ever.




2 thoughts on “Simplicity

  1. Thanks for the shout-out Bryan. Along with simplicity, here’s a new thought:
    “Better to regret having done something than to regret never having done anything.”

    1. Love that quote! So many ideas get stalled because of lack of execution. I know I have been guilty of it myself. Our personal network should encourage us to pursue good ideas and put them into action. Thanks!

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