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Simplicity

Author: Edward De Bono
Publisher: London ; New York : Viking, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Although we all yearn for more simplicity, it seems astonishingly difficult to simplify our lives. Here, with characteristic directness, Edward de Bono demonstrates how it can be done." "Historical review, for example, reduces complexity by asking whether the original rationale for something still applies (do we really need to retain the vents in men's jackets which date from the days of riding?). The bulk and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
De Bono, Edward, 1933-
Simplicity.
London ; New York : Viking, 1998
(OCoLC)606976087
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward De Bono
ISBN: 0670870129 9780670870127 0670881554 9780670881550
OCLC Number: 40186047
Description: 304 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Edward de Bono.

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This text argues that in an increasingly complex world, "simplicity" is going to be a key value. The pace of change is not going to stop so we have to make a conscious effort to make things simpler.  Read more...

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