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!
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…
I was 12 years old when I decided I wanted to become a professional musician. That summer I landed my first paying gig, and the rest - as they say - is history. Around the same time, I cultivated a deep and life-long interest in philosophy. Here is how Wikipedia defines philosophy: Philosophy is the … Continue reading The Philosophy of Business: Strategy
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 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