Useful Quotes That Stuck with Me See all

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked

—John Gall, Gall's Law


The inverse proposition also appears to be true: a complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be made to work. You have to start over, beginning with a simple system.

As someone who is 95% self-taught, my ability to pick out patterns has been one of the most beneficial to my career. Over the years, I’ve developed this sort of X-ray vision, with which I see teams, organisations and clients. More to the point, I see the system that I’m designing and building software for: The human workflows enabled by my solution, and how they connect to create value.

My flavor of systems thinking is influenced by paradigms and principles such as: