We all most likely have our own definition of a simple thing. For some it might involve a basic or straightforward item. Others may find a more complex object, in our opinion, a simple thing.
However we choose to define a simple thing, it will possibly embrace not only an ease of use, but also an element of elegance embodied in its form. A simple thing has these and perhaps many more qualities making up its existence.
With easy operability in place, the expansion into everyday life of a simple thing is almost assured. And the contrary holds true. The television, for instance, would have been slower to reach many households if it had had the same tedious start-up process as earlier versions of computers.
Even so, the beautiful or elegant design of a simple thing – a leaf, a petal and a blade of grass all come to mind – is not always related to the position the object holds in our life. In many cases it is fair to suggest a simple thing is taken for granted.
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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
The stage of work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2016)
Performance skills at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2015)
Personal performance potential at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2014)
Coaching, performing and thinking at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2013)
Reflections on performance at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2012)
Elements of theatre at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2010)
Training through drama for work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2009)