In my strategic action workshops, I ask participants to identify the advantages a skateboard has over a Cadillac.
I get answers like this:
These advantages all speak to the four principles of leverage.
A skateboard addresses a root problem regarding efficient transportation. A skateboard is great for short distances, for getting from A-B. It is simple, like an MVP (minimally viable product). The effort needed to get a skateboard is minimal, yet the improvement over your ability to travel is significant and immediate. Immediate value with small effort means high motivation, or M=V/e.
Of course, it is not a perfect analogy, but it is a great reminder that the simplest solution can be the most elegant. Even more elegant than a Cadillac.
Do good and be well,