Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
— John Cage.
The best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, but to post the wrong answer.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruits are sweet.
— Attributed to Aristotle.
High performing teams do routine things in an outstanding manner, routinely.
— Ann Dunwoody, USA’s first female 4-star general. At the A8C GM 2018.
Have the courage to use your own understanding.
— Kant, What is enlightment?
Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. Give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better. If you get the team right, chances are that they’ll get the ideas right.
— Creativity, Ed Catmull.
Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.
— SICP, preface to the 1st edition.
To became a member of the community of architects requires an ability to learn to view the world as an architect and to use architect’s tools in a professional way. This can happen only by observing and interacting with experienced architects within the context of a studio.
— Internet, innovation and OpenSource: Actors in the network, Ilkka Tuomi.
The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations. The new needs friends.
— Ratatouille, Anton Ego.