Tim Giuliani, the president of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, quoted Daniel Burnham yesterday at a discussion about economic development in our region. Burnham took a leading role in the creation of master plans for the development of a number of cities, including Chicago, Manila and downtown Washington, D.C. It was a fitting quote for the topic but also fitting for how I think we should all approach our lives and careers.
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistence. Remember that our sons and our grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty.
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