Conversation Agent - Valeria Maltoni: Tom Peters and Thoughts on Design

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bright thoughts oby tp.
here are my favourites:

**Beware of engineers! (Said with affection—I am one.) They (we!) are reductionists—design is about wholes. (!!!!!)

**Beware of MBAs (Said with no affection, even though I am one.) Analysis is imperative—but also reductionist. (!!!!!) In "real life," emotion rules—but not at the B-schools!
**"Six Sigma" can be a deadly enemy. (Tighten down too hard—bye bye creativity-spontaneity.)
**And don't ignore the subway map. (Think London.)
**Or the public toilets. (Think Paris.)

VM - it seems to me that design starts with a vision - there needs to be a picture in the mind of whomever is leading the charge, and a determination to "get there." Many drift with the tide or just accept what is, but a designer of anything (life, website, product) is always seeing what is not yet.

Valeria -
Great post on design. Good design is so important - great design I think should not even feel like an effort was made, it should be natural

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