Wisdom for the Modern Architect
by Global Architect
A newsletter for business-oriented architects to feed their curious minds.
Carefully curated by Aitor Arteta.
🕑 5 Minute Read
Welcome to a new episode of the Wisdom for the Modern Architect series, where I share a dose of ideas, research conclusions, principles, models, books, podcasts, tools, and other random stuff with you, personally curated by myself.
💡 Disclaimer All the content that I've created has been documented into a Notion workspace. It took a lot of effort to gather and organize so much content, so in order to prioritize my loyal friends who are subscribed to this newsletter and are reading these lines, some of the content will be held secret solely to the subscribers. That's why most of the link will be temporally available for 7 days, before they go private again. You have the opportunity to get access to content that other will never discover. If you like what you read and want to download, just get into each Notion page and duplicate the page you want. Hope you enjoy it.
Let’s get started.
📰 Story of the week
Starting a business is challenging.
But there are many areas you can focus on to help ensure your business stays afloat beyond its first year.
I started my own Architecture business when I was very young.
I was barely 24 years old, and just got out of university (without even finishing my architectural degree – yet).
My business understanding where close to 0 and had little idea about how to run a business.
So I had to learn them the hard way.
Making a ton of mistakes.
Even though they were a lot of mistakes, I had to start from somewhere.
This is an article that will try to resume some of them, with my key takeaways.
Read the full story here:
🦸♂️ Influencer of the week
Influencers are natural people, like you and me, but who make an extraordinary job, and have the ability to inspire and lead with example to get the best of you.
In this episode:
Marios is the CEO and Co-Founder at 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗼𝘀.𝗰𝗼𝗺, a Cloud BIM + GIS solution for AEC professionals, and 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗼𝟯𝗱𝘅.𝗰𝗼𝗺 a leading web-based collaboration tool that allows architects, engineers, and construction professionals.
He's also one of the mentors of the Global Architect MBA.
Talented people, at 1 click. Follow and learn from them.
📘 Book of the week
Reading books is like sucking other minds that have already been in your place. Why should you reinvent the wheel when someone else is showing you the way?
The book I recommend you to read:
This book made me understand how fast societies change, specially technologically, and made me think how architects should adapt, in order to survive to future conditions. Totally recommended.
Each book will show you where and how to focus your attention.
🛠️ Tool of the week
A digital toolkit that will make you a more productive architect, producing more using less effort.
The tool I reviewed this week:
Notion is the ultimate workspace tool I use to control my projects, boost my productivity, and collaborate with my team. With Notion, I store all the information in one place, plus it's super easy to use and customize to fit my specific needs.
Try it, and let me know what you think.
Start using it to improve your productivity and stop wasting your time.
📝 Posts of the week
Your weekly dose of ideas, pieces of research, principles, models, books, podcasts, tools, and other random stuff personally curated by Aitor.
Start thinking differently and upgrade your operating system.
🆚 Versus of the week
Learn why successful architects differ from other ordinary architects, by comparing Traditional vs Global Architects.
The vs battle of this week was related to:
Understanding the main differences might help you make the right decisions.
♟️ Quotes of the week
Quotes make you reflect and think.
The quote of the week was:
What was you first thought when you read it?
❤️ Health message of the week
One of the biggest problems we face as architects is the 𝗰𝗿𝗮𝘇𝘆 𝗮𝗺𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 that comes with our kick-ass profession.
Here is the highlight of the week:
Your health is the most important thing you need to take care of.
Above anything else. Including your architectural career.
💎 Business of the week
This most valuable business of the week is studio3dx.com, a leading web-based collaboration tool that allows architects, engineers, and construction professionals.
It's like Autodesk's Docs CDE but in Google Drive style, easy to use, and much more affordable.
For those who enjoyed this content, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
There's more value inside the Global Architect Membership, an exclusive area where you will have full access to all the content, including the Notion databases, challenges and resources to apply into your business.
Reading free stuff is ok, but putting this concepts into practice, growing your business, making money is even greater.
That's what we do inside.
I'll let you discover it.
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