Posted by jonathansimon
on September 28, 2004 at 7:01 AM PDT
I really dug this chapter. Short and to the point.
Graham gets at the idea that good results are often the effect of breaking rules. Again, I think this comes back to the idea that new thought is controversial.
One of the things that the US does well is the liberal arts education -- learning a broad range of subjects outside your main discipline and their integration. And part of that education is learning to break rules to get your task accomplished.
I break rules all the time. What I have found recently, though, is learning to judge whether my task is important enough to break whatever rule I'm breaking, and how to do it so I don't upset too many people. :)