There’s nothing quite like the feeling of taking a quote that captures your imagination and thinking deeply about what it means. In today’s episode of Getting Work To Work, I’m going to explore a quote from physicist Freeman Dyson that I read in Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book, Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention. If you haven’t read the book, it’s a fascinating analysis of creativity based upon interviews with prolific individuals.
Quote from Freeman Dyson: “…if you don’t have a clear architecture in mind then the thing won’t end up being any good.”
Four areas I will explore and unpack in this quote:
- The architect
- The architecture of the thing
- What I think Dyson means by “in mind”
- Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
- Freeman Dyson
- What Is an Architect? Learn What Architects Do
- Bjarke Ingels: Architecture
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values by Robert M. Pirsig
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