7 years, 1 month ago

The power of giving up

Link: http://www.etc-architect.com/?p=692

In architecture we sometimes confronted by wicked problems or other problems that are unsolvable by traditional means, such as with the wicked where you can first formulate the answer after you have implemented the solution. Additional creativity often works best if you remove the pressure, often you see this with writers block. Traditional management and leadership always tries to tell us never  to give up, but than this is true when you managing people or projects on existing technology, but less true and often wrong when you get down in creativity, politics and psychology, where giving up can quickly lead to success.

However since this power is very limited to some areas such as architecture, you will need to keep this part of wisdom close to your chest as it is almost impossible for others to understand. There are also a few other areas that are similar so when you encounter them do not be downbeat if only a few people around you can understand your point of view.

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