Minimalism vs. Simplicity? Part 2: Simplicity is based on trust

Yesterday I wrote about the problem with minimalism – and why I move towards simplicity. Today I want to explain a little more. What is simplicity? And what is not? Richard Foster has been a great resource in learning about this, among others. Some of the content is borrowed from this book. Other parts I have added […]

Minimalism vs. Simplicity? Part 1 – Minimalism, risk and trust

Today I’m starting a new series. It’s about the concept of simplicity instead of minimalism. I like the idea of minimalism – but it has some problems. In recent years, North American culture has changed. Instead of owning things, the market is shifting. Consumers want experiences. Instead of two cars and a picket fence, many of […]

Ben Shewry on creativity under pressure.

Over the past three months, I’ve watched a fair few shows on Netflix. Father Brown, Broadchurch, Jim Gaffigan specials. One that surprised me was the documentary series “Chef’s Table.” Ben Shewry was hired as head chef at failing restaurant Attica. And it was not a success right away. He slogged through failure, mediocrity and many ill-considered […]