For this article, our usual book corner becomes a film corner. Minimalism is an incredible adventure in minimalism where Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus give keys to live differently and who knows, build a new world.
The documentary follows different people and life stories through questions, thoughts that make you think about how to live, and above all, how to consume.
You must probably be wondering what this documentary is doing in a Supply Chain blog.
The answer lies in the very definition of minimalism.
Minimalism is above all thinking about what each decision brings to our lives: from personal relationships to expenses. Each of these things must be useful to our lives. In other words, constantly questioning to distinguish between what adds value to our lives and what can be considered useless or parasitic.
It is here that we find ourselves extremely close to the philosophy of Lean Management which pushes us to take the necessary hindsight on our activities to eliminate “waste” and keep only what “the customer is ready to pay”.
We have known for a long time that Lean Management applies outside the professional context but finally this documentary proves that, whatever the term used, the current trend is towards awareness and simplification.
For years human beings have been storing and building without question. Today, we take the necessary hindsight on our lives (professional and personal) to unravel our established bag of knots and only keep the essentials.
In short, this documentary is exciting from beginning to end and really makes you think without giving lessons. From the words to the images of the film, everything is interesting and striking.