Apple Watch has become not just the best selling smartwatch, but one of the single-best selling devices worn on the wrist in history. It may be a distant memory now, but the wrist watch had been deemed mortally wounded by the smartphone as recently as a year ago. The percentage of people going around without a watch on their wrist was hitting multi-generational highs. The Apple Watch changed everything. Meanwhile, Apple Music garnered 15 million paying subscribers in its first year, a pace six times faster than that of Spotify.
This is nearly twice the average amount spent per user per year in iTunes. How can Apple Watch and Apple Music appeal to millions of people yet be considered flops or failures by others? While high expectations and never-ending comparisons to iPhone success may have contributed to this unique dynamic, neither reason gets to the heart of the issue.
Apple Watch and Apple Music lacked simplicity. Simplicity allows a product to communicate with users. I stopped what I was doing and went into the family room and danced, and then my nine year old danced with me. This, I think, is what you mean by the simple things are the best things. Thanks, George, for the reminder! What a great moment for you and your one year old.
Unscripted and beautiful. My guess is that will be remembered much longer than you might think…: Thanks, Kim. Finally, Thanks for saying this about the present day singing talent. Would you please, extend the same courtesy to the movies during Oscar?
But, also thanks for extending that idea of simplicity into everyday life. There is such pleasure about the small happiness, that fills our lives. Thank you, Lekha. I think these thoughts apply to the entertainment industry in general.
Yes, even more no talent. There is a lot of nepotism and it has become family business. Probably that is also a cause of diminished talent. Lack of fresh ideas. George, this is precisely why I gave up singing in the shower. At first, when my wife asked me to stop warbling in the shower, I thought she meant I would sound better with a compliment of thirty-two dancers.
But then they wanted to wear their extravagant costumes while with me in the shower! Lol…you have beautifully distorted mind. Nah she was having trouble with all the dancing shoes tapping in our shower. I was the one having all the trouble with the costumes. You know… me, myself, and I.
Love this post George! Laughed like crazy with your first paragraph….. As a way of pushing back against this phenomenon, we wanted to create a deck that could both show and tell how we emphasize simplicity in our presentation design. Rich colors, clean lines, and concise content show that we put our money where our mouth is when it comes to simplicity. Spring cleaning may be a once a year tradition, but decluttering is a useful productivity exercise regardless of the season.
It may be especially valuable when it comes to presentations, which at their best combine clean design and unobscured information in one attractive package. We can then make decisions about our future and about the use of our time, rather than just being moved around by the circumstances or demands upon us.
Enjoyment : If we are doing great work and simplifying our lives by focussing on less, we will enjoy what we do more. Better Leadership : Develop the art of taking profound truths and making them simple, which will enable you to communicate more effectively.
Apple has stood out because they have taken complex technology and made it simple. Jesus is the best example of someone who took profound truths and communicated them in a way which had a significant impact.
Edvard Munch Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art. Philip James Bailey Simplicity should not be identified with bareness. Felix Adler There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit. Alexander Pope. More Inspiration From The Masters - Vincent Van Gogh Van Gogh had an unhappy painting career, only selling one painting prior to his death, but he stayed true to his visions of what he thought was good art. Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.
George Sand How difficult it is to be simple. Vincent van Gogh There's no such thing as simple. Simple is hard. Martin Scorsese The simpler the better. Michael Nevin The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity. Douglas Horton Brevity is the soul of wit. William Shakespeare Simplicity is the glory of expression. Walt Whitman The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity. Walt Whitman Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.
Alan Perlis. Is it not in the most absolute simplicity that real genius plies its pinions the most wonderfully? Hoffmann A taste for simplicity cannot endure for long. Eugene Delacroix As beautiful as simplicity is, it can become a tradition that stands in the way of exploration.
Laura Nyro I despise simplicity. It is the negation of all that is beautiful. Norman Hartnell. I just like simplicity. I like simple songs, I like simple chords, simple vocals, simple lead guitar.
That's just the way I like it. Jeremy Spencer Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.
Frederic Chopin Simplicity is the key. Ritchie Blackmore Simplicity makes me happy. Alicia Keys. History of Painting. Drawing Techniques. Simplicity is the ultimate fashion. Simple things are more appealing and soul touching.
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