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Turning Complex Issues Into Simple Solutions 05.04.2011

“Occam’s razor” is a principle of reasoning that says, among competing hypothesis, the one that makes the fewest assumptions is usually the one to go with. In recent years, many popular books and movies have incorrectly shortened Occam’s razor to mean that the simplest explanation is most likely the correct explanation. Or, perhaps more accurately, the simplest explanation that covers all the facts is usually the best.

Leonardo da Vinci’s interpretation of Occam’s razor was that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Albert Einstein put it this way: make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.

At Joner Lindberg Baker, we like the way Einstein interpreted Occam’s razor. As lawyers, our job is not to make your life more complicated. Our goal is to take the complexity in your life or your business and simplify that complexity as much as possible. We understand that we can’t always make things truly simple, but, most of the time, we can make things as simple as possible.

Most attorneys, in explaining how Occam’s theory applies to your legal matter might say something like, “Concepts are not to be multiplied beyond necessity – the corollary of which is: nor are they to be integrated in disregard of necessity.”

At Joner Lindberg Baker we simply say that we’ll do our best to turn your complex issues into simple solutions.