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In this video interview, Matthew May, supporting faculty at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, and author of the recently released book, In Pursuit of Elegance:Why the Best Ideas Have Something Missing, discusses the four principles of elegance: symmetry, seduction, subtraction, and sustainability. Instead of having a to-do list, May says, find elegance in your professionial life by creating a NOT-to-do list.
In Pursuit of Elegance debuted at #1 on 800CEORead.com and #2 in the Creativity & Genius category on Amazon. Professor May was also a long-time consultant to the University of Toyota and the author of the critically acclaimed The Elegant Solution, which won the Shingo Research Prize for Excellence.
Questions for Professor May:
- What is elegance in terms of business?
- What is the opposite of elegance in business?
- Explain the four key elements of elegance.
- What is the role of emotional intelligence in leadership development?
- How can a business manager “find” elegance?
- What’s the big takeaway from In Pursuit of Elegance?
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