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Unfortunately this book doesn't live up to it's parenthetical subtitle of "how complex things can be made simple."
It's an interesting read, but the disparate subject matters and the vagueness and abstractness of the concept make it a less than fulfilling work overall.
If you haven't invested the time in this one yet, you may be better served to start off with one of those other books first.
It's a collection of interesting facts on a variety topics - sort of like a collection of M. Gladwell's, if not as counter-intuitive. Read morePublished 10 days ago by A. Smith
The writer has few skills. He is repetitious, treats his readers as if they were children needing exhaustive explanation of the self evident. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Peter B. Drayson
I found most of the essays on a variety of diverse phenomena of modern life very interesting and entertaining, but at the end of each, a cohesive theory as to what was being... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Vance
What, or who, is more effective at guessing the needs of a particular book-buyer? Amazon with its buildings of servers and aggregation of data based on demographics and past... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Marc Comtois
I do not like to read science books written by journalist, but I found this at the local library, and took a shot on it. Read morePublished on August 10, 2012 by Automated Trader
Despite covering a potentially intriguing subject, the author has produced a totally pointless and confusing book. It is full of self-evident and trite observations. Read morePublished on June 15, 2012 by D. H. Du Plessis
There are some lessons in History, but it's a stretch to make a case for Simplexity. The plain font title on the cover led me to believe that this was a portmanteau. Read morePublished on March 17, 2012 by Combined Text
A surprisingly interesting read.
Very good reference material and theories on risk psychology with supporting/relevant case examples. Read more
Early on, author Jeffrey Kluger notes the difficulty of pinning down what we mean by simplicity and complexity (Page 15): "Trying to distill all of this down to a working... Read morePublished on March 7, 2010 by Steven A. Peterson