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Coping with Complexity

The general view on complexity is that it is a bad thing and that simplification will bring value by removing unnecessary costs. Here at Optimize we are Lean Practitioners but nevertheless we disagree with the argument that simplicity in itself necessarily drives value. When an organization views complexity as something that needs to be overcome, it is missing an opportunity. If on the other hand...

A Little Toe Much

A pub in Derbyshire has hosted the latest “World Toe Wrestling Championship” which has now been going on for more than 40 years. Open to male and female competitors, the event was originally devised by Staffordshire landlord George Burgess in 1976 when a group of walkers at the Ye Olde Royal Oak Inn in the village of Wetton set about searching for a game that only the British could...