What’s an Architect?
December 15, 2009 2 Comments
A stranger is traveling down a road on a hot summer day. As he progresses, he comes upon a man working by the side of the road breaking rocks.
“What are you doing?” he asks the man.
The man looks up at him. “I’m breaking rocks. What does it look like I’m doing? Now get out of my way and let me get back to it.”
The stranger continues down the road and soon comes upon a second man breaking rocks in the hot sun. The man is working hard and sweating freely.
“What are you doing?” asks the stranger.
The man looks up and smiles.
“I’m working for a living,” he says. “But it’s hard work. Maybe you have a better job for me?”
The stranger shakes his head and moves on. Pretty soon he comes on a third man breaking rocks. The sun is at its zenith now, the man is straining, and sweat is pouring off him.
“What are you doing?” asks the stranger. The man pauses, takes a drink of water, smiles, and raises his arms to the sky.
“I’m building a cathedral,” he breathes.
The stranger looks at him for a moment and says, “We’re starting a new company. How would you like to be our chief architect?”
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