Simple, Clear Purpose

Back in March, I came across this quotation by American businessman Dee Hock:

Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligent behavior. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behavior.

In this book:

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity by David Allen

And I fell in love with it.

I used the quotation in an out-of-office email signature while I was away on vacation during the summer, and when I returned, I saw it posted on a coworker’s wall.

(I also highly recommend the Getting Things Done book. The GTD method helped me look at my list-making and organization in a refreshing and helpful new way.)

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