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recrEAtion: Realizing the Extraordinary Contribution of Your Enterprise Architects by Chris Potts

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Paris, France

Two days later, standing outside the Centre Georges Pompidou in Beaubourg, Paris, I phoned Michael.

“What do you think of the architecture?”  He asked.

“Interesting.”

“You can do better than that. What shape is it?”

“A box.”

“Ok, a bit simplistic but let’s carry on. What do you see on the outside of the box?”

I had to look and think for a moment, then realized what Michael was getting me to observe. “OK, I get it.”

“Go on.”

“The services are on the outside of the structure, rather than the inside. That’s why this building is so well known. I think the architect did something similar with the Lloyds Building in London.”

“Indeed. ...

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