The Simplicity Principle: Six Steps Towards Clarity in a Complex World (Hardback)
  • The Simplicity Principle: Six Steps Towards Clarity in a Complex World (Hardback)

The Simplicity Principle: Six Steps Towards Clarity in a Complex World (Hardback)

Hardback 264 Pages
Published: 03/04/2020
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WINNER:American Book Fest Best Book Award 2020 - Business: GeneralWINNER:NYC Big Book Award 2020 - Self-Help: GeneralSHORTLISTED:Business Book Awards 2021 - Personal Development & WellbeingModern life is complicated, much more so than it used to be. Acclaimed author and social entrepreneur, Julia Hobsbawm, shows you a simpler way. The Simplicity Principlechallenges the assumption that all things that are complex have to stay that way. It helps keep things as lean, simple and focused as possible.

Smartphone users experience concentration interruptions every 12 minutes of the day, there are over 250 billion emails sent every24 hours and by 2021 the internet will have created more than 3.3 zettabytes of data. Yet complexity doesn't have to dominate, complicate or clutter our lives. Based on a hexagonal model, this book shows you that it's easy to streamline and simplify both your professional and personal lives with lessons based on the natural world.

For anyone who feels that life can be too much, The Simplicity Principlewill help you break free of the endless choices and complexities that we face in the world today. It's time to gain control of your focus and productivity, and most importantly, KEEP IT SIMPLE.

Publisher: Kogan Page Ltd
ISBN: 9781789663556
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 354 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


"It's the question of our modern times: how to recapture simplicity in our lives so we can once again connect with ourselves. And in this book our Editor-at-Large Julia Hobsbawm has given us an answer: by using the shape and pattern of nature. Her six-word mantra - Keep it Simple, Learn From Nature - shows us how we can use the power of the world around us to change our lives for the better." - Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global

"Julia Hobsbawm, that Queen Bee of public intellectual thought, shows us how move from the complex to the simple, improving our lives in the process. Read and reap the benefit!" - Professor Heather McGregor, Heriot-Watt University, Executive Dean, Edinburgh Business School, aka "Mrs Moneypenny" the Sunday Times

"Totally original, beautifully written" - Matthew d’Ancona, Editor Partner, Tortoise Media

"I devoured this terrific book. In a world jammed up with the hectic pace of life The Simplicity Principle shows an easy roadmap back to calm and control." - Bruce Daisley, former European Vice President, Twitter and author of The Joy of Work and host of the UK number 1 business podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat

"An excellent book. Simplicity will be one of the key themes of the 2020s. Many aspire to it, but few achieve it. This book shows the way, simply." - Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham, historian and political commentator

"Julia Hobsbawm's insightful and practical book gives us simple but highly effective tools to calmly navigate life and flourish in the age of complexity." - Louise Chester, Founder, Mindfulness at Work

"Julia Hobsbawm is a fascinating thinker and in this book she teaches us how to live a clearer, simpler life really thoughtfully." - Johann Hari, author of Lost Connection

"Overwhelmed magpie mind? Will-power in a tug-of-war with your smartphone? Struggle to say no then drown in commitments? This book is the entertaining and brilliantly researched help I didn't know I needed: until I read it." - Laline Paull, author The Bees

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