“None of the gods love wisdom nor desire to become wise, for they are wise already…” — Plato

Posted in Archiabsurd with tags , , , , on 09/06/2009 by Archiminister

“None of the gods love wisdom nor desire to become wise, for they are wise already — nor if someone else is wise, do they love wisdom. Neither do the ignorant love wisdom or desire to become wise; for this is the grievous thing about ignorance, that those who are neither good nor beautiful nor sensible think they are good enough, and do not desire that which they do not think they are lacking.” –Plato, Symposium 203E-204A

Illusion of superiority : Unskilled and unaware. Continue reading

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”– George Orwell

Posted in Archirrelevance with tags , , , , , , , , on 30/05/2009 by Archiminister

Somewhere, in every Architect’s career one has encountered a manager–straight out of Orwell’s,  Animal Farm.  If you haven’t, keep living and working – you will. An Orwellian manager that represents the pigs in this classic story. You know the story, the animals take over the farm and displace the human farmer. Eventually, the pigs end up making Continue reading

“No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.” — George S. Patton

Posted in Archirreverence with tags , , , , , , , on 29/05/2009 by Archiminister
 
Business Decisions vs. Decisions ABOUT a Business:
 
During times of global-economic distress many business owners have been reducing their staff. The natural assumption would be that the business owner would keep his most productive, experienced and/or intelligent staff. The people left behind sometimes assume this is how the decisions were made, naturally.  Continue reading

“Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.” — St. Augustine

Posted in Archiabsurd with tags , , , , , , on 28/05/2009 by Archiminister

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We are in the deepest recession since The Great Depression. We are all aware that some employers are using this to their advantage by trying to obtain labor for far-below the previous market value–which will be another discussion for another day–but now, according to recent and stomach-turning reports that I have heard from a former colleauge, regarding: A couple of local employers that are actually calling prospective employees and asking them not-so-much about their Architectural prowess but about their religious preferences! Continue reading