You don’t get any extra points when you deliver a complex solution. Most game-winners aren’t complex. The best solutions are laser-focused and straightforward.
We often think that the more complicated our solution, the better it is. But think about how this translates into real life. Which would you rather use?
- Emacs or Google Docs to write a book
- A jet or a self-driving car to get to work
- COBOL or Excel to create a new data-gathering tool for the finance department.
In each example, the first option is a sophisticated and very effective solution. But we don’t need a complex solution; we need something that will work for the purpose we are looking to achieve.
When you are creating and offering solutions, don’t make people suffer through a complex solution that they don’t quite need. Give them a simple solution that helps them effectively reach their goals. Vincent Van Gogh is quoted as saying, “The great artist is the simplifier.” Be a great artist and give simple solutions that people can use.