Simple is lean Lean implies nothing extra. The Bead Jar is an extra. Took it for my first ever publicly recorded speech for TEDx. Be lean with your exceptions too. Simple is lean. dad • • • • • This website is about our SPIRIT. To enjoy today’s post about our WORK, click here. By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.