Although the mind instinctively rejects all needless complexity, we shall greatly err if we fail to recognize the fact that what the mind recoils from is not the complexity, but the needlessness.
G.H. Lewes, “Simplicity,” in Foundations of English Style 108, 108 (Paul M. Fulcher ed., 1927).
Our vision for financial management for companies employs tools that state simply the relationship between operations and free cash flow. These tools are designed to enable increased complexity as the nature of the investigation, analysis, and effect changes.
We have learned that introducing complexity at the right time makes a big difference, especially when you can teach an analyst or manager how to *really* understand how the business works.