Thursday, January 21, 2010

Architecture 5 ₵

Photo by Michael Hanson for The New York Times
It is sometimes said that necessity is the mother of invention and that adversity breeds innovation. These thoughts occurred to me when I read this story by Kristina Shevory in The New York Times today. The unemployed architect who set up a booth in a farmers market in Seattle offering architectural advice for a nickel was able to parlay that nickel into a new career direction.

“Last year, he made more than $50,000 — the highest salary he ever made working for someone else — and he expects to do even better this year.”

It just goes to show that getting out and doing something will always trump sitting around and doing nothing while waiting for something to happen.


Anonymous said...

Great post...demonstrates that with hard work (and a little imagination) almost anyone can succeed.