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12 More Essential Skills for Software Architects by Dave Hendricksen

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Chapter 7. Architectural Perspective

“To design something really well, you have to get it. You have to really grok what it’s all about. It takes a passionate commitment to really thoroughly understand something, chew it up, not just quickly swallow it.”

Steve Jobs

“A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way.”

Allen Klein

“A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.”

Steve Jobs

“Perspective gives us the ability to accurately contrast the large with the small, and the important with the less ...

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