Visual One-Pagers

Back in October I introduced you to the subtractive art of Todd Clarke, who creates visual one-pagers for books. Realizing there may be an attractive market for his unique art, he’s decided to kick things up a notch or two. He recently launched, and unsolicited by me, produced a couple of one-pagers for two […]

The Subtractive Art Of Todd Clarke

Every once in a while you get an unexpected gift from out of nowhere. I was the lucky recipient of such a gift: a beautiful 1-page visual summary of The Laws of Subtraction by Todd Clarke. It speaks for itself. I like it for several reasons, not the least of which is Todd’s mad ability. […]

Elegance, Subtraction & Lean: The Shmula Interview

Over at, I had a great time being interviewed by my friend, former Toyota pro, and all-around brilliant guy, Pete Abilla. Pete’s blog has been quoted in HBR, Financial Times, and Clayton Christensen’s The Innovator’s DNA. He had some great questions for me. Enjoy! YOU CAN READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE.

Hope To See You At SXSW 2013!

I’m looking forward to my first visit to SXSW. My schedule’s never permitted me to attend, and this is my first opportunity to speak. Unfortunately, my schedule doesn’t permit me more than one day: Saturday, March 9. I’ll be speaking for 20 minutes at 11:30 AM in Ballroom G of the Austin Convention Center, followed […]

The Beauty Of A Simple Line

In a forgotten corner of a shelf in a seldom-used media cabinet sit two 40-year old Japanese single reflex cameras (SLRs). One is a Pentax Spotmatic that I inherited from my father, circa 1974 (ish). The other is a Nikon Nikkormat my wife inherited from her father, circa early 80s. They’re heavy as lead, built […]

Subtraction in the Media

Over the weekend (on Superbowl Sunday!) MSNBC ran a short interview with me about The Laws of Subtraction on Your Business with host J.J. Ramberg. All in all, it was a great month for media publicity. Here’s the rundown of all articles, TV, and podcast appearances…enjoy (if you haven’t already)…just click on the titles or images. MSNBC […]