Books : reviews

Donald Sull, Kathleen M. Eisenhardt.
Simple Rules: how to thrive in a complex world.
John Murray. 2015

Life gets more complicated every day
This book is the solution

Whether you’re struggling with information overload, attempting to act effectively with limited resources or trying to change bad habits: complexity doesn’t have to be destiny. Following a few simple rules, even the most intricate problems can be tackled. Drawing on over a decade of rigorous research, Donald Sull and Kathleen Eisenhardt show, step by clear step, how to develop the rules that will work for you.

With examples ranging from how to dramatically improve your poker skills to discovering how burglars pick the best house to rob, from Elmore Leonard’s rules for good writing to how the Jesuits became the most successful religious order, packed with counterintuitive tips, illuminating case studies (from AirBnB to Pixar) and clear advice, Simple Rules really can help you get what you want.