Think Like a Poet, Work Like a Bookkeeper

The most successful scientist thinks like a poet — wide-ranging, sometimes fantastical — and works like a bookkeeper.

Motivation from E.O. Wilson in The Meaning of Human Existence.

Could apply to any craft or vocation, don’t you think? The most successful scientist or artist, musician, programmer, designer, tech lead, writer, product owner, or …?

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Author: Lance Willett

My name is Lance, I am a blogger and web craftsman making high-quality, engaging, and user-centered experiences for people that use WordPress. México-born. Excellence Wrangler at Automattic.

5 thoughts on “Think Like a Poet, Work Like a Bookkeeper”

  1. “The Meaning of Human Existence,” now there’s a good book! Wilson is endlessly quotable and as sharp as he’s ever been. I’ve been a huge fan of his work since he has, in his later years, departed from academic writing and began publishing his own, personal philosophy.

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