Showing posts with label mahesh bhatt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mahesh bhatt. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

If u can simplify, u are indispensable & most sought after

Noted Film Director Mahesh Bhatt described MAGICAL voice of renowned Ghazal Singer Jagjit Singh as " Simplicity, simplicity & simplicity"  Magic is Simplicity or Simplicity is MAGIC. How true but difficult to achieve.

We are here in this world contributing daily our bit of complexity to the world in whatever we do. We love complexity. Simple is no brainer is what we believe.

When Reliance wants to raise funds they come out with TOCD. Triple Optionally Convertible Debentures.  No investors would know how safe it was, when and at what price how many shares he will get. That's big brainer. Opposite of simplicity.

Retailers now a days offer discounts like buy 1 get 5 free. Why do they keep price of one so high to cover cost and margin of 6 ?? To sell quantity & fool customers.

We have our tax laws most complex which requires highly qualified professionals to unravel the clauses and implications { we even can have multiple views and opinions }.  Big brainer by our bureaucrats and source of income for professionals. Additional gift of so much complexity is litigation.  

How we calculate our poverty and GDP is again a big mystery. Complicated enough so no one can understand and hence questions.

I recently got customer charter from one or the private banks. Good that they have this but its spread over many many pages, small fonts which make it unreadable.  Look at our legal agreements, exim procedures, forex procedures, internally our company policies, customer policies, promotion policies, all are voluminous work of senior professionals and lawyers. Unless it’s complicated and complex its not worth it. Smartness is in complications. 

Many companies come out with various attractive schemes for the customers but while availing such schemes we came across small asterisk and that leads us to complex terms and conditions. Everything around us is complex.

On many of the websites they put up whole lot of information but contact or mailing details we could be find with great difficulty. Reaching them which is the most important thing misses the attention of the designer.    
I come across many business plans , IMs /project reports, 70% of the pages are useless collection of data.  We can't KISS it ( keep in simple and short ). We just cant. Simple job is not worth and should not be paid much. { our notion which promotes complexity }

However as rightly recoginsed by Mahesh Bhatt, its the simplicity that clicks ,works and noticed. Life is otherwise very complicated so those who can make it simple by their action and work will be cherished and valued. Simplicity is @ premium. If u can simplify, u are indispensable & most sought after.