In a Fast-Moving World, the Secret is Simplicity
The problem with the world, as Adam Singer sees it, is that systems evolve to grow more complex over time. But there's an opportunity hiding amongst the chaos: When the majority is trying to do or say too much, the one who is most clear and concise will win the race.
Singer elaborates with a list of problems and solutions in the Future Buzz blog today, in an article entitled "Simplicity as Strategy."
"More features, more selling points, more options - none of these can defeat a competitor that does the best with the essentials, has a simple formula and drives it home consistently," he writes. "Learn the art of holding back and focusing on what matters and you will be the favored option time and time again."
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Research by neuroscientists at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory helps explain how the brain regulates arousal.
The big day has come: You are taking your road test to get your driver's license. As you start your mom's car with a stern-faced evaluator in the passenger seat, you know you'll need to be alert but not so excited that you make mistakes. Even if you are simultaneously sleep-deprived and full of nervous energy, you need your brain to moderate your level of arousal so that you do your best.
A disturbing interview given by a KGB defector in 1984 describes America of today and outlines four stages of mass brainwashing used by the KGB.
- Bezmenov described this process as "a great brainwashing" which has four basic stages.
- The first stage is called "demoralization" which takes from 15 to 20 years to achieve.
- According to the former KGB agent, that is the minimum number of years it takes to re-educate one generation of students that is normally exposed to the ideology of its country.
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