Invert, Expand, Distill and Persist

Invert: Try less before more. Subtract detail even before you act, as with triage.

Expand: Think add and subtract. Nature and Maya Lin show us that these are complementary approaches to change.

Distill: Focus in on the people. Bikes do not balance, but toddlers can. Strip down to what sparks joy.

Finally, persist: Keep subtracting. Can you make less undeniable? Bruce Springsteen made Darkness visible. Costa Rica made neutrality noticeable.

Excerpt From: Leidy Klotz. “Subtract.”