“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
There’s a story of a tech-support representative who kept a stuffed toy on his desk. When users approached with questions, he required that they ask the question of the stuffed toy before bothering him. The stuffed toy allegedly had an 80% success rate…
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