Being sharp requires acting dull or, what they don’t teach you in design school

Have you ever noticed that the smarter and more experienced and productive we become, the greater our need to build and maintain the mundane structures and disciplines that support the creative and exciting work we do? After years of an ad-hock, “I’ll get around to it when I need to” approach to the “little things” I’m finally and fully convinced that those same little things can bring my whole operation to a grinding, teeth rattling halt.

Add this to the list of what they don’t teach you in design school.