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The whole idea of “thought leadership” is so attractive to those who want to see themselves elevated above the rest, or who see that need as a new business opportunity, that it persists and seems to be gaining traction. I, and a few others, sense more than little hubris in donning this Superman cloak, question...Continue Reading
Recently Archdaily.com published an article 150 Weird Words That Only Architects Use. My response: Most of those 150 terms come from other lines of thinking that architects have merely borrowed (although they may attach slightly different meanings to them). Every profession and group has its own argot that it’s had to either borrow or create in...Continue Reading
Compiled by Charles Nelson (first published in Architect, Summer edition 1986-87) Recently, Design Intelligence retweeted an item from Archdaily.com: 150 Weird Words That Only Architects Use. This tweet whisked me back in time 29 years to a somewhat similar piece I’d written for the RAIA Victorian Chapter newsletter. I don’t fully agree with the premise...Continue Reading
Leadership guru Tom Peters created a memorable idea, which has been repeated many times over by many people: Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders. One who repeated it, Roy Bennett (@Inspiring Thinkn) coupled the saying with an image of a pride of lions, perhaps by way of lending it more meaning: Fact: Only...Continue Reading