Institute for Simplicity

Consulting Based on the Principles of Simplicity

Nils Brandes

Marc-Chagall-Str. 46

40477 Düsseldorf


Tel. +49 (0) 173 63 88 593


Born 1967 in Hamburg. Diploma in Management Administration and Computer Sciences.
Nils Brandes worked as a Manager or Managing Director for companies like IBM, EPSON and Samsung Electro-Mechanics.

Nils Brandes is a consultant to companies who want to learn how to deal with complexity and how to apply the proven methods of ALDI. He answers the question how to avoid, how to reduce and finally how to manage complexity. He holds workshops and lectures about Simplicity and Complexity. In addition, he helped to implement the Hard Discount Model in Macedonia and Kosovo, Saudi-Arabia, Mexico and today in South America.

Together with Dieter Brandes, he updated the book Bare Essentials. The ALDI Way to Success in 2011. The new version is now available as an eBook and Kindle version under the title Bare Essential. The ALDI Success Story. Many chapters have been edited fundamentally and new data on ALDI has been included. A turkish version of Bare Essentials will soon be available.

In 2013, Dieter Brandes and Nils Brandes published their new book “Einfach managen. Komplexität vermeiden, reduzieren und beherrschen”, Redline Verlag. So far in german only.

Managers interested in learning more about simplicity and how to cope with complexity can subscribe to Nils and Dieter´s Coachingletters about the Management of Simplicity.