Via Negativa

Via negativa is gaining through subtraction. Less is more is another way this is expressed. Charlie Munger attributes much of Berkshire Hathaway’s success to avoiding doing stupid things rather than trying to be brilliant. Eliminate bad habits. Cease doing useless things. The bad is often much more obvious than the good…identify it and eliminate it. Frequently, the quickest way to reinforce the desired corporate culture is to eliminate the employees who actively work against it.