If you’ve ever tugged a knotted rope with a puppy, you can be sure that you’ll get tired long before the puppy.
And the puppy already knows it.
In the article “Embrace the Grind” by Jacob Kaplan-Moss, he goes into the detail (and determination) involved in pulling off a magic trick. Magic and good engineering have something in common: When it’s done right, people stand wide-eyed and wonder how it was done.
As the article shows, magicians spend a disproportionate amount of time setting up a magic trick. Likewise, engineers put 90% of their effort in planning. It’s a law that engineers know all-too-well: Months of planning, thousands of calculations, and dozens of times starting from scratch, just to make a process easier.
In other words: It’s hard to make something easy.
If you’re the type who doesn’t like to know how a magic trick is done, don’t read the article. One of the key points is that there seems to be a relation between how long it takes for a magician to set up a trick, and how blown away the audience is. Some magic tricks can take weeks and 38 complex elements just to pull off a 5-minute trick.
Top magicians “Embrace the Grind.”
The best engineers do that, too. Like a puppy pulling on a rope, they never seem to tire. Like magicians, the more time engineers apply to a project…the more efficient (and impressive) the result will be.
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