Brutal Simplicity of Thought: How It Changed the World

Brutal Simplicity of Thought: How It Changed the World

by M&C Saatchi
     
 

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The principles of creativity in stunningly simple words and pictures by the man behind the world's most successful advertising agency

How did two wheels emancipate women? How can a pie save thousands of lives? How can a useless piece of fabric determine social status? How can you make night day?

Simplicity looks easy. It's not. It's easier to complicate

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The principles of creativity in stunningly simple words and pictures by the man behind the world's most successful advertising agency

How did two wheels emancipate women? How can a pie save thousands of lives? How can a useless piece of fabric determine social status? How can you make night day?

Simplicity looks easy. It's not. It's easier to complicate than simplify. This book presents deceptively simple examples of concepts that have changed the world—from the single piece of paper that became the American Declaration of Independence, giving birth to the most powerful nation in the history of the world, to the symbol and line that enable us to write music. Thought-provoking and incisive, Brutal Simplicity of Thought is the distillation, in words and pictures, of the Saatchi method of creativity. This book started life as a training manual for Saatchi advertising employees, and its approach has shaped the Saatchistory for forty years. Its principles permeate the culture, philosophy and structure of one of the world's best known corporate brands. Whether you are a student, an artist, a manager, self-employed or a CEO, this book has something to teach us all: simplicity rules.

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From the Publisher

“Great creative ideas are always simple, or at least, they feel simple. At Google we aspire to simplicity in everything we do, and Lord Saatchi's perspicuous collection is an enjoyable reminder of the power of clear thinking.” —Tom Uglow, Google Creative Lab

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250012944
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/16/2013
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
File size:
4 MB

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Meet the Author

MAURICE SAATCHI graduated from the London School of Economics with first class honours. With his brother Charles Saatchi he established first Saatchi and Saatchi and then M&C Saatchi. He was made a life peer in 1996 and serves as part of the House of Lords Conservative Party.

MAURICE SAATCHI graduated from the London School of Economics with first class honours. With his brother Charles Saatchi he established first Saatchi and Saatchi and then M&C Saatchi. He was made a life peer in 1996 and serves as part of the House of Lords Conservative Party.

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