The simplicity cycle

a field guide to making things better without making them worse

204 pages

English language

Published June 20, 2015

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3 stars (1 review)

"The Simplicity Cycle provides readers with a roadmap for designing winning new products, services, and business models and shows them how to avoid complexity-related pitfalls in the process"--

1 edition

Great concept, great ideas, but ironically dragged out...

3 stars

The good: The ideas in this book are well articulated & universally applicable to a majority of our lives. Much of our work, health, lives, and relationships are needlessly complex - and this book visually demonstrates why this is a problem and what the general approach is to simplify things.

The bad: This book was twice as long as it needed to be.

If you've never dove into the concepts of minimalism & simplicity for your daily lifestyle, this is a great starting point for the necessary mindset. It's intentionally universal to all applications, professions, people, etc. which also works against it - since If you're looking for a step-by-step guide to simplify a specific area of your life, you won't find it here.


  • Social aspects
  • Product design
  • Technology
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • New products