Category: Fortunes

  • Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. — Dwight Eisenhower.

  • Begin anywhere. — 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. — Cunningham’s Law

  • 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 […]

  • The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations. The new needs friends. — Ratatouille, Anton Ego.