Curious Cat Management logo

The Laws of Subtraction

The Laws of Subtraction by Matthew May

"Everywhere, there’s too much of the wrong stuff, and not enough of the right. The noise is deafening, the signal weak. Everything is too complicated and time-sucking. Welcome to the age of excess everything. Success in this new age looks different, and demands a new and singular skill: Subtraction. Subtraction is defined simply as the art of removing anything excessive, confusing, wasteful, unnatural, hazardous, hard to use, or ugly—and the discipline to refrain from adding it in the first place."

Articles by the same author(s)

Our Site

Management Improvement
Library
Management Glossary
Management Blog
Leadership Quotes
Career - Jobs

Topical Portals

Deming
Lean Manufacturing
Six Sigma
Statistics

Management experts

George Box
W. Edwards Deming

Links

Deming
Six Sigma
Design of Experiments
Health Care
Public Sector
Lean Manufacturing