Climbing out of a hole…

Posted on August 1, 2009


The Architect’s Newspaper published a piece by Michael McDonough, the accomplished New York-based architect, writer and teacher, called “The Top 10 Things They Never Taught Me in Design School.” Everyone reads lots of similar things. McDonough’s is different, not just entertaining but quite useful, and valid for any kind of leadership or design discipline:


When you throw your weight around, you usually fall off balance
Overconfidence is as bad as no confidence. Be humble in approaching problems. Realize and accept your ignorance, then work diligently to educate yourself out of it. Ask questions. Power – the power to create things and impose them on the world – is a privilege. Do not abuse it, do not underestimate its difficulty, or it will come around and bite you on the @**. The great Karmic wheel, however slowly, turns.

Micheal M.

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