Tag Archives: Simplicity

Retro is cool

Familiarity breeds contentment Why do some people like to write with a fountain pen?  For the same reason people like meatloaf and mashed potatoes on a cold night – comfort food. In today’s crowded world of computer software and web apps, new is good, but sometimes you just want what’s familiar. Too much new and different […]

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Project Management Simplicity

While attending a family celebration this past weekend I was reminded of the importance of being organized and pre-planing. When I complemented our host on how smooth and seamless the activities flowed, she thanked me and interjected that she in fact did not consider herself an organized person. What did she do that made her […]

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W5T Goes Mobile: Contacts on the Run

Have you ever needed a client’s cell phone number but not wanted to dig through stacks of paper or turn your laptop on just for that one little thing? Using the W5 Templates mobile app makes this possible! When you begin working with a client, you can save their phone numbers, home and work addresses, […]

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The Bottom Line: We’re Simple!

When working with CRM, you don’t want things to be complicated. In fact, you don’t even want them to be a tiny bit confusing. What you really need is something that is clean, clear-cut and easy to use. W5 Templates makes this possible with our system for CRM. Our goal when creating W5T was to […]

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Lesson from The Banker Who Cried “Simplicity”

  The Banker who cried “Simplicity” as written by Raymond Zhong interviewing Andrew Haldane in this weekend’s WSJ Opinion section helps to make the case for simplicity in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems. Mr. Haldane, the Bank of England’s executive director for financial stability, in a talk this past August, asked what appeared to be […]

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Productivity Quote for the Week

“Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.” – Leo Babauta

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When Simplicity Is the Solution … facing a crisis of complexity.

The Wall Street Journal article, dated Saturday 3/30/12, entitled “When Simplicity Is the Solution” was one of the most insightful articles I have read in a long time raising the issue of complexity in today’s world and it’s negative impact on productivity.  The article reminded me of the old story of 2 kiosk vendors, both selling […]

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