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Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life

From Ancestors to Algorithms

How culture evolves through algorithms rather than knowledge inherited from ancestors.

The stages of the creative process—from “unlearning” to beginning again—seen through examples from the practice of artists, architects, poets, inventors, scientists, and others.

Mapping Social Behavior

How we learn from those around us: an essential guide to understanding how people behave.

Lessons for a new generation of leaders on teamwork, meetings, conversations, free food, social media, apologizing, and other topics.

How the simulation and visualization technologies so pervasive in science, engineering, and design have changed our way of seeing the world.

Creativity, Innovation, and Making Stuff

Lessons from and for the creative professions of art, science, design, and engineering: how to live in and with the Plenitude, that dense, knotted ecology of human-made stuff that creates the need for more of itself.

Ten laws of simplicity for business, technology, and design that teach us how to need less but get more.