Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, an 18th century French poet and critic, wrote,
“Ce que l’on conçoit bien s’énonce clairement et les mots pour le dire arrivent aisément.”
Translated loosely it means: “What we understand well we can explain clearly and the words to express it come easily.”
When people tell me, “It is too complicated to explain,” I think that they probably do not understand themselves what they are trying to “explain.”
As I review new business ideas coming from young entrepreneurs, I find that they often develop very complex systems, processes, or procedures, maybe hoping (falsely) that these complexities will protect their ideas from copycats. They forget ...