Evolution not Revolution

It struck home recently on a cruise around the Mediterranean and seeing all the great buildings of the past and how we have evolved from our humble beginning to having modern buildings and to be constantly evolving like the Sagrada Familia it is both being renovated and innovated a duality those of us working in Technology are akin to.

We are all in a cycle of change to be constantly adding new areas and foundations to some greater ideal or strategy whilst renovating areas of other existing infrastructure or system.

As many of us that work and live with Technology all around us in business and more in our homes and bodies with the development of wearables we can learn a great deal from this ethos of all the people that helped create this great masterpiece of time from the foundations.

To the tallest spires

Create a lasting end goal.

It is about creating a lasting end goal most businesses have a vision or mission statement but how many can say they actually follow them and breath them in every single one of there staff from those that clean the offices to the CEO or MD.

It made me think of the following great quote

During a visit to the NASA space center in 1962, President Kennedy noticed a janitor carrying a broom.  He interrupted his tour, walked over to the man and said, “Hi, I’m Jack Kennedy. What are you doing?”

The janitor responded, “I’m helping put a man on the moon, Mr. President.”


What I was to take away from that week is the journey we all take through education and learning to application in the real world we are fantastic at change and evolution but as we have evolved we always hunger for more quicker, faster and more efficient ways of doing things.

Great Masters and take your time

The great masters have taken years and even decades to produce such wonderful pieces of art and architecture it made me ponder about all the rushed work undertaken in the technological world we live in today.

As I stood outside the Vatican waiting to go inside I thought about all these great masters of the past and the long standing architectural buildings that stand the test of time from world wars and bombing can we say that of today’s architecture and technology can it stand the test of time, will someone one day stand and take pictures or hold the work we have done in awe and inspire them to continue in our foots steps.

Let us all learn from these great masters and the work being undertaken at the Sagrada we can continue to work in harmony with the past as well as build a future.