EppsNet Archive: Matthew May

The Art of Ingenuity


Don’t expect big rewards. Don’t expect anyone to beat a path to your door to embrace your ideas. Don’t expect anyone to help or support you. Do it so you can look at yourself in the mirror every day with pride. That’s the biggest and best payoff. Whatever your work, make it your art. All sorts of good things happen when you do. How have you changed the way you perform your work in the last week? — Matthew May, “Elegant Solutions” Read more →

EppsNet Book Review: The Elegant Solution


Unreadable . . . unbelievably bad. Ironically, for a book about innovation, the concepts are trite and the prose consists of one lazy cliche after another. Watch — I’m going to open the book to a random page and list the cliches: “secret sauce,” “blow the doors off,” “boil the ocean,” “where the action is,” “ivory tower,” “marching instructions.” The book is an insult to the intelligence of anyone who might conceivably want to read it. Read more →