Some problems require complex solutions. Others don’t. It’s important that you recognize the situation you’re in and find a solution that is as simple as possible. That is, don’t overdesign solutions.
To illustrate, let’s make fun of the French like we’re a Republican running for office in 2003.
Designing solutions, more isn’t necessarily better
Three companies—a German, a Japanese, and a French—are asked to design a new car with four wheels.