Judo move

Judo move: maximum result, minimum effort.

  • Reframing the problem so it is no longer a problem.
  • The simplest thing that could possibly work.
  • The decision that massively reduces the scale of the problem.
  • Moving with the momentum of the problem. Embracing its strengths and limits.

Don't oppose forces, use them.
Bucky Fuller

Start with a toy, start with a spreadsheet. Do the effortless things that get you 80% and build momentum.

Don't be afraid of things because they're easy to do.
Oblique Strategies

Hat tip 37 Signals.