“You’ll always have the opportunity to architect yourself a better design for your future!”
Architect as a verb? Why not! It implies an action plan on designing or imaging something – and in this case from my keynote for the Microsoft Future Now event in Toronto, Canada, a part of my opening keynote for over 1,000 IT processionals, senior executives and business strategists. You can never run out of time nor ideas to build yourself a better future! Doesn’t that involve concepts of architecture and design? You need a solid foundation – a grounding in the concepts that will provide you with a solid platform to deal with the rockiness of the good and bad things that might come your way. You need a flexible structure – to deal with volatility, unforeseen circumstances, and to deal with the winds of change. You need a good roof overhead to keep the rain out – or to keep thoughts of depression, worry and concern away! Hokey for sure, but why not!
The thing is, when it comes to the future, you need to have a realistic perspective of where you are going and what might happen when you get there – but you also need a good structure or vehicle to get you there. And so why can’t you architect that as a design – and use that very word as a verb?