Occam's Razor is your answer.

In medieval 14th England century there was a man.

Occam’s Razor is probably your answer.

In medieval 14th-century England, there was a man named William of Ockham.

He spent his time debating scholars about the complexities of the world.

But William thought differently than the rest.

But wait–

What does this have to do with a razor?

Well, our friend William practiced a more straightforward way of thinking.

Occam's Razor is a principle that expresses simplicity.

Meaning the simplest answer, is often the right one.

In the medieval 14th century, there were theories about the world being spun up every day.

Mathematicians, scientists, and scholars had cluttered minds and wanted to see the truth.

In competing theories, William would say to choose the simpler one.

”Entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity.”

Meaning unnecessary complexities should be avoided.

I see this every day when auditing businesses’ operations.

It starts simple, but then, as the business grows, the systems get more complex and unnecessary, creating chaos.

The “Razor” in Occam's theory reminds us to cut away complexity.

I'll say it again:

The simplest answer is most often the right one.

It’s the same reason I wrote this story on a blank Notion page.

Just me, my keyboard, and white space.

Removing complexity.

What does this mean for you?

If your workflows are beating you down

Remove what's not necessary.

Automate, delegate, and optimize.

Keeping this one short for the holidays, enjoy time with your family.

Until next time,


PS: If you’re struggling to build the right systems in your business or don’t know where to get started,

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