There aren’t many people in the world who geek out about systems as much as I do. For many of us, the word “system” brings up these types of mental images:
But they don’t have to be.
I want to show you some of my favorite systems today. If you can see them the way I do, I promise they will become more fun, and by extension, much more useful.
Amazing System Type One: Dance, Music, and Theater
If you’ve ever been blown away by the coordination, mastery, and consistency of the world’s best performance artists, you’ve seen brilliant creative systems at work. Check out this short mind-bending performance by Cirque Du Soleil for just one example.
Amazing System Type Two: Architecture
Brilliant architects and engineers use systems to create things that aren’t just useful…they’re stunning.
Amazing System Type Three: Nature
It’s hard to beat the world’s most beautiful systems…the ones that exist naturally in nature.
Without systems, the world around us couldn’t take shape. Systems bring structure to the world…and they can do the same for our lives too.
Tell me – does thinking about systems in terms of art rather than bureaucracy change how you feel about them?