The KISS of better models

Keeping it short and simple can help you resolve complexity 

By Sidhartha S. Padhi and Kamil J. Mizgier

Busy. Hectic. Tiring. These are the first words that come to mind about today’s complex world. The real world is complicated and hard to understand, no matter how intelligent you are. Individuals do not even have time for themselves. To make things easier to understand, reality generally is broken down into bite-size pieces. These pieces are abstracted from the real world and simplified into things called models. This is the standard way science works.


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