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6. Sooner or later, a brilliant idea will stall if the boring fundamentals of structures and systems are wrong.

We’ve got a client, whose name I won’t mention (other than to say that it’s the acronym for Artists Know It’s Necessary), that acquires, outfits, manages, services, and programs space for artists.  They create studios in places and prices that would otherwise be inaccessible, and they do it in a manner that makes artists feel…
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5. Project design, not authority and mandate, is the most important determinant of success.

Projects are rightly conceived as separate from the daily, ongoing operation of an organization. Yet they are as dependent for success on sound structures, systems, policies, principles, and practices as is any business operation. A multi-year plan to create a building, occurs at the confluence of many streams, each with its specialized subject matter experts…
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