Why Simple Wins eBook Ð Why Simple Kindle -

Why Simple Wins eBook Ð Why Simple Kindle -


Why Simple Wins ❰Download❯ ➼ Why Simple Wins Author Lisa Bodell – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Imagine what you could do with the time you spend writing emails every dayComplexity is killing companies' ability to innovate and adapt and simplicity is fast becoming the competitive advantage of ou Imagine what you could do with the time you spend writing emails every dayComplexity is killing companies' ability to innovate and adapt and simplicity is fast becoming the competitive advantage of our time Why Simple Wins helps leaders and their teams move beyond the feelings of frustration and futility that come with so much unproductive work in today’s corporate world to create a corporate culture where valuable essential meaningful work is the norm By learning how to eliminate redundancies communicate with clarity and make simplification a habit individuals and companies can Why Simple Kindle - begin to recognize which activities are time sucks and which create lasting valueLisa Bodell’s simplification method has several uniue principles• Simplification is a skill that’s available to us all yet very few leaders use it• Simplification is the right thing to do—for our customers for our company and for each other Operating with simplification as our core business model will make it easier to be respectful of each other’s time• Simplification drives culture and culture in turn drives employee engagement customer relations and overall productivityThis book is inspired by Bodell’s passion for eliminating barriers to innovation and productivity In it she explains why change and innovation are so hard to achieve—and it’s not what you might expect The reality is this we spend our days drowning in mundane tasks like meetings emails and reports These are often self created complexities that prevent us from getting to the meaningful work that truly mattersUsing simple stories and techniues Why Simple Wins shows that by using simplicity as an operating principle we can eliminate the busy work that puts a chokehold on us every day and instead spend time on the work that we value.

  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Why Simple Wins
  • Lisa Bodell
  • 15 July 2016
  • 9781629561295

About the Author: Lisa Bodell

Lisa Bodell is the founder and CEO of futurethink an internationally recognized innovation research and training firm Lisa founded her company on the principle that with the right knowledge and tools everyone has the power to innovate As a leading innovator and cognitive learning expert she has devised training programs for hundreds of innovators at leading companies such as M GE and Johns.



10 thoughts on “Why Simple Wins

  1. Sarah Sarah says:

    This was already on thin ice and then I got to the 50 uestions to ask yourself part Seriously 50? 50 uestions to figure out how to simplify I honestly thought it was a joke Nope it started going through the uestions

  2. Mike Moore Mike Moore says:

    A two article book meaning the meat could have been contained in two 20 page articles That's pretty good many of these books could be easily replaced by a single article or in some cases a five slide presentation However despite the real value of the tools provided it loses lots points as a book for a couple of reasonsFirst some very muddy thinking At one point the author alludes to the difficulty of uantifying complexity launches into a few anecdotes then says now that we've determined what complexity is I re read the section twice before deciding that the author didn't actually know what complexity was a discovery which was born out by the rest of the book and emphasized by the occasional use of complex and complicated as synonyms This sort of sloppiness is on display throughout the book to the point that while I'm convinced that the author has valuable experience with simplicity and that they know it when they see it I'm frankly uncertain that they understand what simplicity isSecond the astounding irony of filling up 200 pages with an enormous amount of filler in the course of making an argument to keep things simple There were whole chapters that were superfluous Chapter 5 was downright embarrassing And there was no chapter that was free from that worst of all business tropes the anecdotal testimonialI'm giving this book three stars because there's some honest to goodness value in it but please don't let that imply that it it's a good book I would gladly pay twice as much for a book half as long that didn't have all the garbage

  3. Jay Jay says:

    “Why Simple Wins” was an odd duck of a book While about simplicity I found the book repetitive And I was surprised at the perspectives on simplicity presented here – most of the book is on business simplicity generally process simplicity while parts are about personal simplicity like the simple living books popular in the self help section of the bookstore This dichotomy is unnecessary especially in a book onwait for itsimplicity As a business book beyond the issues mentioned above I thought that the content was uite interesting and possibly uite valuable So many of these types of books are little than advertisements for what the author’s consulting firm can do for your company While there was some of that in here I was pleasantly surprised to run across sample documents available on the internet as well as process descriptions that were extremely detailed with numbered steps and examples of correct and incorrect uses This is not to say that the process was detailed – the process described is general common sense but I find that with common sense processes people or at least I tend to forget the nuances Having a book like this corrects that Note that this is not a full fledged re engineering process description This is a lightweight process to look for uick fixes This does bring up an issue – with this approach you may optimize yourself into “local maximums” or simplicity fixes that might have immediate local benefit but have far ranging limitations that you might not think of without a rigorous process Generally though this is a great book for defining a process and goals for simplification and to help create that simplification mindset in employees I found this book to provide business value

  4. Tre Rodriguez Tre Rodriguez says:

    Why Simple Wins identifies exactly why so many of us are overwhelmed by today’s culture of busyness increased metrics CYA tactics meetings all day every day 247 email But it also provides tools to cut through workday clutter and shows us how to simplify tasks and focus on big picture goals By working a few of the tools I realized that less than half of my work is actually valuable to my clientsdirector After conversations with them I’ve managed to eliminate and outsource several of the less valuable assignments and meetings that sucked up a ton of my time Since Jan 1 I’ve used that newly carved out time to complete projects that make a clear difference to my clientsand I’ve managed to leave work at a decent hour most nights Thanks to this book I’m making 2017 “The Year I Made Sh% Simple”

  5. Alexandra Alexandra says:

    I'm not sure I have these issues I ff'd through lots of examples to get at the exercises and thought provoking uestions As belowConsider your strengths talents desires if you could rework your role to make it effective and meaningful using your talents for the company's goals what would you spend your day doing that you're not already doingWhat currently occupies my time? Compare with aboveEliminate the things that you do now that don't add value to make room for the things that doIs this the simplest way to do this and still reach our goal?Any simplification effort must break tasks down into the smallest parts possibleIs it valuable? Is it minimal? Is it understandable? Is it repeatable? Is it accessible?Does the task solve a problem? Does it fulfill an essential customer need? Does it provide insight and help leadership make decisions?Identify stupid rules kill or modify Stay close to your locus of control and no complainingWhich simplification efforts should we employ on a regular basis? Which behaviors add unnecessary work and should be avoided? What prevents us from simplifying? What changes can we make to remove these obstacles? Which specific tasks should we do less of?

  6. Omar El-mohri Omar El-mohri says:

    Complexity is eating everything as we can see and complex systems and processes this book look into thisThe only think that I didn’t much like is the part where it has kind of to do plan to solve it which could be ok as a sample but to say that this is a way you solve it is the wrong way to go

  7. Elese Roger Elese Roger says:

    There were some great tips The author even recognizes the complexity that can be attributed by the simplification processes outlined in the book I think the most impactful recommendation is the agile methodology toward reducing complexity If your organization is overly burdened by bureaucracy this will make an interesting read

  8. Kara Kara says:

    This was a fast paced read on how complexity has essentially taken over businesses and business operations The book highlights nothing too earth shattering on how having complex processes can slow things down hinder creativity and make for a bad work environment The book includes practical tips and tricks; however I do feel like the huge focus on reducing emails and meetings is really only treating the symptom of the problem Companies need to dig deep as to why all of those emails and meetings are reuired in the first place are we all too polite has no one been deemed a decision maker are processes so complex that you need multiple meetings or emails to figure them etc etc Bodell touches on these issues a little bit but compared to how much she focuses on how to run efficient meetings and communicative effectively I don't think there was enough of a focus Simplicity is a huge complicated ironic I know concept to roll out it needs a cultural mindset and shift within an organization to be truly successful not just a well run meeting

  9. Gregg R. Gregg R. says:

    I was really excited when I started the book as it described a person who was overworked and overwhelmed and I thought I'd receive real solutions to these universal problems Unfortunately the solutions seemed geared almost entirely towards big complex organizations I kept thinking that my father in law who is an engineer for a large company might enjoy it or it would be good for government organizations but it wasn’t relevant for smaller companies In fact I felt like all the exercises and steps were too complicated for my 6 year old company of 70 employees

  10. Anusha Sridharan Anusha Sridharan says:

    Art of explaining simplicity in simple terms is difficult Killing the stupid rules and reducingcompletely avoiding complexity is again not so easy but this book serves as a good guideway to understand the cause of complexity identity contributing factors and also uestion them if they are eliminatedI specially liked the matrix with simplicity and value on the axes to understand what works and how should we go about it A helpful read

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10 thoughts on “Why Simple Wins

  1. Sarah Sarah says:

    This was already on thin ice and then I got to the 50 uestions to ask yourself part Seriously 50? 50 uestions to figure out how to simplify I honestly thought it was a joke Nope it started going through the uestions

  2. Mike Moore Mike Moore says:

    A two article book meaning the meat could have been contained in two 20 page articles That's pretty good many of these books could be easily replaced by a single article or in some cases a five slide presentation However despite the real value of the tools provided it loses lots points as a book for a couple of reasonsFirst some very muddy thinking At one point the author alludes to the difficulty of uantifying complexity launches into a few anecdotes then says now that we've determined what complexity is I re read the section twice before deciding that the author didn't actually know what complexity was a discovery which was born out by the rest of the book and emphasized by the occasional use of complex and complicated as synonyms This sort of sloppiness is on display throughout the book to the point that while I'm convinced that the author has valuable experience with simplicity and that they know it when they see it I'm frankly uncertain that they understand what simplicity isSecond the astounding irony of filling up 200 pages with an enormous amount of filler in the course of making an argument to keep things simple There were whole chapters that were superfluous Chapter 5 was downright embarrassing And there was no chapter that was free from that worst of all business tropes the anecdotal testimonialI'm giving this book three stars because there's some honest to goodness value in it but please don't let that imply that it it's a good book I would gladly pay twice as much for a book half as long that didn't have all the garbage

  3. Jay Jay says:

    “Why Simple Wins” was an odd duck of a book While about simplicity I found the book repetitive And I was surprised at the perspectives on simplicity presented here – most of the book is on business simplicity generally process simplicity while parts are about personal simplicity like the simple living books popular in the self help section of the bookstore This dichotomy is unnecessary especially in a book onwait for itsimplicity As a business book beyond the issues mentioned above I thought that the content was uite interesting and possibly uite valuable So many of these types of books are little than advertisements for what the author’s consulting firm can do for your company While there was some of that in here I was pleasantly surprised to run across sample documents available on the internet as well as process descriptions that were extremely detailed with numbered steps and examples of correct and incorrect uses This is not to say that the process was detailed – the process described is general common sense but I find that with common sense processes people or at least I tend to forget the nuances Having a book like this corrects that Note that this is not a full fledged re engineering process description This is a lightweight process to look for uick fixes This does bring up an issue – with this approach you may optimize yourself into “local maximums” or simplicity fixes that might have immediate local benefit but have far ranging limitations that you might not think of without a rigorous process Generally though this is a great book for defining a process and goals for simplification and to help create that simplification mindset in employees I found this book to provide business value

  4. Tre Rodriguez Tre Rodriguez says:

    Why Simple Wins identifies exactly why so many of us are overwhelmed by today’s culture of busyness increased metrics CYA tactics meetings all day every day 247 email But it also provides tools to cut through workday clutter and shows us how to simplify tasks and focus on big picture goals By working a few of the tools I realized that less than half of my work is actually valuable to my clientsdirector After conversations with them I’ve managed to eliminate and outsource several of the less valuable assignments and meetings that sucked up a ton of my time Since Jan 1 I’ve used that newly carved out time to complete projects that make a clear difference to my clientsand I’ve managed to leave work at a decent hour most nights Thanks to this book I’m making 2017 “The Year I Made Sh% Simple”

  5. Alexandra Alexandra says:

    I'm not sure I have these issues I ff'd through lots of examples to get at the exercises and thought provoking uestions As belowConsider your strengths talents desires if you could rework your role to make it effective and meaningful using your talents for the company's goals what would you spend your day doing that you're not already doingWhat currently occupies my time? Compare with aboveEliminate the things that you do now that don't add value to make room for the things that doIs this the simplest way to do this and still reach our goal?Any simplification effort must break tasks down into the smallest parts possibleIs it valuable? Is it minimal? Is it understandable? Is it repeatable? Is it accessible?Does the task solve a problem? Does it fulfill an essential customer need? Does it provide insight and help leadership make decisions?Identify stupid rules kill or modify Stay close to your locus of control and no complainingWhich simplification efforts should we employ on a regular basis? Which behaviors add unnecessary work and should be avoided? What prevents us from simplifying? What changes can we make to remove these obstacles? Which specific tasks should we do less of?

  6. Omar El-mohri Omar El-mohri says:

    Complexity is eating everything as we can see and complex systems and processes this book look into thisThe only think that I didn’t much like is the part where it has kind of to do plan to solve it which could be ok as a sample but to say that this is a way you solve it is the wrong way to go

  7. Elese Roger Elese Roger says:

    There were some great tips The author even recognizes the complexity that can be attributed by the simplification processes outlined in the book I think the most impactful recommendation is the agile methodology toward reducing complexity If your organization is overly burdened by bureaucracy this will make an interesting read

  8. Kara Kara says:

    This was a fast paced read on how complexity has essentially taken over businesses and business operations The book highlights nothing too earth shattering on how having complex processes can slow things down hinder creativity and make for a bad work environment The book includes practical tips and tricks; however I do feel like the huge focus on reducing emails and meetings is really only treating the symptom of the problem Companies need to dig deep as to why all of those emails and meetings are reuired in the first place are we all too polite has no one been deemed a decision maker are processes so complex that you need multiple meetings or emails to figure them etc etc Bodell touches on these issues a little bit but compared to how much she focuses on how to run efficient meetings and communicative effectively I don't think there was enough of a focus Simplicity is a huge complicated ironic I know concept to roll out it needs a cultural mindset and shift within an organization to be truly successful not just a well run meeting

  9. Gregg R. Gregg R. says:

    I was really excited when I started the book as it described a person who was overworked and overwhelmed and I thought I'd receive real solutions to these universal problems Unfortunately the solutions seemed geared almost entirely towards big complex organizations I kept thinking that my father in law who is an engineer for a large company might enjoy it or it would be good for government organizations but it wasn’t relevant for smaller companies In fact I felt like all the exercises and steps were too complicated for my 6 year old company of 70 employees

  10. Anusha Sridharan Anusha Sridharan says:

    Art of explaining simplicity in simple terms is difficult Killing the stupid rules and reducingcompletely avoiding complexity is again not so easy but this book serves as a good guideway to understand the cause of complexity identity contributing factors and also uestion them if they are eliminatedI specially liked the matrix with simplicity and value on the axes to understand what works and how should we go about it A helpful read

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