Michael Porter (1947)


Simplicity works! Here are some great quotes that can help you to cultivate it.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.

Peter Drucker (1909-2005)

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900 - 1944)

Football is very simple, but the hardest thing is simple football

Johan Cruyff (1947 – 2016)

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough

Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)

Efficiency, which is doing things right, is irrelevant until you work on the right things

Peter Drucker (1909-2005)

The price of reliability is the pursuit of the utmost simplicity.

Tony Hoare (Turing award winner and Quicksort inventor)

One of the biggest mistakes smart engineers make is optimizing a thing that shouldn't exist

Elon Musk (1971)

The cheapest, fastest, and most reliable components are those that aren’t there.

Gordon Bell (1934)

One of my most productive days was throwing away 1000 lines of code

Ken Thompson

It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

(Douglas) Hofstadter's Law

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion

(Cyril) Parkinson's law

It is in self-limitation that a master first shows himself

Johann Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Everything Should Be Made as Simple as Possible, But Not Simpler

Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)

The number of people having any connection with the project must be restricted in an almost vicious manner.

Kelly Johnson (1910 – 1990) Aeronautical engineer. Designer of the SR-71

If we wish to count lines of code, we should not regard them as ‘lines produced’ but as ‘lines spent’.

Edsger Dijkstra (1930 – 2002)

Money is not the 'scarce commodity'. Small, dedicated and talented teams are

Elon Musk (1971)

Everyone here is chief engineer

Elon Musk (1971)

The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.

Michael Porter (1947)

Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done.

Linus Torvalds (1969)

The best part is no part

Elon Musk (1971)

There are no solutions. There are only trade-offs.

Thomas Sowell (1930)

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