Creative Jujitsu

When I was a kid, I studied jujitsu, and then, much later, karate. Jujitsu is interesting because opponents come at you, and you use their energy to overwhelm them. You take the energy that they supply to the event to contain them, and I find that’s true in creative working, too. You can sometimes turn those kinds of assaults in the working relationship to accept the challenge and then take charge of it, so to speak, using the energy of the people who are trying to mess with you.

—Frank Gehry

(Via Unbeige.)

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