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Looking at things differently is the name of the game for this week’s Top 5 blog posts on SAP Business Trends. This crop examines a better way to treat hospital patients, finds a way for stagnant businesses to recapture the magic, and more.

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“Simple is better than complex,” and “complex is better than complicated.” Or is it?

No. 1: Is Complex Better Than Complicated?

“Complex is better than complicated,” according to Python coder Tim Peters. Jonathan Becher wraps a few coils around “complex” and “complicated,” constricting the essence of each — and exploring the differences between these distinct business terms.

No. 2: Re-Imagining CARE

Separating hospitalized children from their relatives can have a profound effect on every family member. Brittany Lothe prescribes treatment in which healthcare professionals and families team up to best meet the needs of sick children via collaboration, awareness, respect and engagement.

No. 3: Empathy Lines the Path to Simple

Complexity may seem like an inevitable side effect of growing a business, but it can interfere with dreams, goals and inspiration. Bill McDermott shows how empathy for customers, colleagues and partners can help big companies rekindle what made them successful as startups.

No. 4: The Rise of Collaboration with the Millennial Generation

Social connectivity plays a larger role in the lives more Millennials than Gen Xers or Baby Boomers. Taylor King shares how evolving Millennial behavior and advances in social media could change the way companies interact with their customers.

No. 5: Connection in the Cloud: How Adobe Is Transforming Its Business – And Beyond

Adobe Systems started out in 1982, selling its software on floppy discs. Remember those? Dirk Wenzel charts Adobe’s savvy adaptations, from CD-ROMs to its present dexterity in the cloud — a major factor in its ability to compete and succeed.

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