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Richard Buckminster Fuller

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Richard Buckminster Fuller

R. Buckminster Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983)[1] was an architect. He had the idea of making large buildings, round like the Earth, using many metal rods.

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  • "When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong."[2]
Simple: When I am working on a problem, I do not think about beauty. I only think about how to fix the problem. But when I am done, if it is not beautiful, then I know it is wrong.
  • "The Things to do are: the things that need doing, that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done."[3]
Simple: The things that we should do are: the things that need to be done, the things you see that need to be done, and the things no one else thinks need to be done.
About the quote: From: letter to "Micheal" (February 16, 1970). Micheal was a 10 year old boy who had asked in a letter whether Fuller was a "doer" or a "thinker".


  1. Encyclopædia Britannica. (2007). "Fuller, R Buckminster". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved on 2007-04-20
  2. Darling, David J. (2004). The Universal Book of Mathematics. John Wiley and Sons, Page 34. ISBN 0471270474. 
  3. Fuller, Richard Buckminster (2002). Critical path. Macmillan, Page 38. ISBN 0312174918. 

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