Reading Stendhal‘s The Red and The Black (French & English versions), I came across a passage that fits perfectly with almost any situation where great plans stop right there.
Ah! que l’intervalle est cruel entre un grand projet conçu et son
exécution! Que de vaines terreurs! que d’irrésolutions! Il s’agit de la
—Il s’agit de bien plus: de l’honneur!
Oh, how cruel is the interval between the conception and the execution of a great project! What vain fears, what fits of irresolution! It has to do with life or death!
— It has to do with much more than that: it has to do with honor!
Whenever I’m asked “are you watching sports?”, “what are you taking to go home?”, “do you often go to a restaurant?”, “do you watch television?”, “do you like working for others?” I always tend to respond “I’m doing sports”, “I enjoy walking or biking back home”, “I enjoy cooking”, “I like to be involved in photography and movie editing” and “I like to have my own projects.”
This is the second and last part of our Reverse Brainstorming series. Previously we went through the initial preparation, getting the participants accustomed with the process, contributing to the atmosphere and actually doing some work. The fun part. Now, we have to make something out of all these ideas. Buckle up, we go! Continue reading →