It can seem impossible to hold a cohesive project together for 5 years.
Or 5 months. Sometimes even 5 days.
Great architectural accomplishments defy that impossibility.
La Sagrada Familia began construction in 1882 (and still has another decade to go).
Dubrovnik's outer wall took 500 years to build.
The Great Wall of China was under construction for over 2,000 years, spanning multiple dynasties.
This belies a subtle belief in modern organizational thinking:
You finish what you start.
This is a great maxim for conversations, invoices, and coffee.
When it comes to bigger work, work you cannot possibly do alone, this belief erodes your effectiveness.
What if you started it, knowing someone else would finish it?
Coffeeto ergo sum,
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