I took a course in speed reading, and read War and Peace in 20 minutes. It's about Russia - Woody Allen
When we hear about EV lite, "simple steps to project success," and "How to save the world, in 87 pages," I smile and think of Woody Allen's quote.
Then I smile more with my favorite H.L. Mencken's advice -
For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.
The notion that complex problems can be solved with simple and simple minded approaches is nonsense. The financial crisis, Defense Spending, flying to low earth orbit with people onboard, sustainable energy, food production, effective education, global warming, effective governance, both public and private, and the myraid of other complex issues we face in today's world, all require solutions that are usually equivalent to the complexity of the problem.