Will Clarke

Look for the big picture


You’ve probably heard people telling you to find more time to focus on something closely. Block out time in your calendar so you can do deep work. It’s good advice.

Spending time looking at something in detail is like using a magnifying glass; you can see a small area in high resolution. Magnifying glasses are useful, but they do limit our ability to see broadly. I think it’s also worth looking through an opposite type of lense, a minifying glass (if that’s a thing); something that makes everything look small, with much lower resolution, but far broader scope.

There’s no point in having a beautiful component that just doens’t fit in with the larger machinery.


perspective efficiency