Jun 06, 2011

Less Is More

By James WoodThe words of Tim Allen, playing Tim the-tool-man Taylor on TV, “More POWER!” are followed by a series of grunts. It feels manly to just think about it. More power must mean more options, better performance and improved productivity. Almost everything you see as you walk through your day is trying to convince you to get more: more meat on your burger, more money in your bank and more horse-power in your car. More, more more.What if “more” isn’t always the answer? What if less is more? The phrase comes from a poem by Robert Browning: Who strive – you don’t know how the others strive To paint a little thing like that you smeared Carelessly More…