Thought for today:
‘Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.’
— Charlie Mingus
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Charlie Mingus was one of the greatest jazz musicians ever.
And a master of improvisation.
His style required musicians to listen and respond within a common framework.
Its simplicity is deceptive, the skills required are exceptional.
Why this quote today?
Because I am attempting to hold back a tide of other’s complications to create something simple and effective.
My experience is that managers over-complicate, they seem unable to simplify.
As if complication justifies their existence.
It doesn’t – they are brakes not accelerators on a creative process.
I have no idea how I would teach this, but I know what it feels like!