The Laws of Subtraction: 6 Simple Rules for Winning in the Age of Excess Everything

Speaker  Matthew E. May

Host  Amy Draves

Affiliation  EDIT Innovation

Duration  01:12:35

Date recorded  7 January 2013

The world is more overwhelming than ever before. There is endless choice and feature overkill in all but the best experiences. Everybody knows everything about us. The simple life is a thing of the past. Author Matthew May argues that success in this new age looks different and demands a new skill: Subtraction. He defines this as the art of removing anything excessive, or having the discipline to refrain from adding it in the first place. And if subtraction is the new skill to be acquired, we need a guide to developing it. His book, The Laws of Subtraction outlines six simple rules for winning in the age of excess everything, and delivers a single yet powerful idea: When you remove just the right things in just the right way, something very good happens.

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