Architect Bjarke Ingels on Philosophy: Yes is More!

My current favorite architect is Bjarke Ingels. His firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) has left an indelible mark on his homeland of Denmark, but his architecture is certainly not exclusive to that country, as he has already completed projects in at least four continents. Why do I like Ingels so much, and yet despise so … Continue reading Architect Bjarke Ingels on Philosophy: Yes is More!

The Future of Architecture as a Profession, Revisited…

One of the most popular posts that I have ever written on this site is The Future of Architecture as a Profession? which I wrote about two years ago. A recent article by Steve Mouzon for ArchDaily has caused me to revisit the issue. In Mouzon's article, he identifies some trends in the architecture profession … Continue reading The Future of Architecture as a Profession, Revisited…

The Magic of Business: Imagination

Ferdinando Buscema is the "Magic Experience Designer" at Trading Factor. He is a magician and management consultant. (Just let that sink in for a moment, but try not to overthink it...) As part of TEDxVenezia, Buscema gave a fascinating talk on the interaction between magic and management. Below are some highlights: Three secrets of magic: … Continue reading The Magic of Business: Imagination

Strategy Is A Story That We Hope To Tell

Strategy is about story. I have been reading Mario Puzo's The Godfather, and since it is such a well-known story, let's use it as an example. (Of course, strategy is a significant component to the actual story of the Don's success, making it especially fitting...) Puzo's book is not completely chronological, and in fact jumps … Continue reading Strategy Is A Story That We Hope To Tell