Lessons from the Eiffel Tower

A Seth Godin observation — lessons of the Eiffel Tower:

  • It was designed at home, on the kitchen table…
  • by someone who didn’t get their name on it
  • Never been done before, not guaranteed to get built or to work
  • It was criticized by hundreds of leading intellectuals and cultural experts
  • It wasn’t supposed to last very long
  • It’s designed to be an icon, it’s not an accident
  • People flock to it because it’s famous
  • You can sketch a recognizable version of it on a napkin

I wonder how many buildings built today can check all the items on this list.

July 26, 2014 (9:46 pm)

Originally published at raghavsapra.com.