Steve jobs on problem solving

When you start looking at a problem and it seems really simple, you don’t really understand the complexity of the problem. Then you get into the problem, and you see that it’s really complicated, and you come up with all these convoluted solutions. That’s sort of the middle, and that’s where most people stop… But the really great person will keep on going and find the key, the underlying principle of the problem — and come up with an elegant, really beautiful solution that works.
— From the book "Insanely Great"

Intuitively we know this is true and Steve Jobs had the talent to see the inherent simplicity in problems. At Emrys Academy we have described this in a general manner as a skill that can be trained based on the TOC Thinking Processes as developed by Dr. Eli Goldratt in our blog Complexity and also from a personal point of view based on our own experience in The Path to Simplicity is Honesty and Purity

We teach in our Master Class how to systematically and logically approach every problem and develop the ability to see the underlying principle of it.