“Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos." —Francis Ford Coppola

C.S. Lewis wrote that when a ship is on the high seas at least three questions must be answered:

Question number one: How do we keep the ship from sinking?

Number two: How do we keep it from bumping into other ships?

These two may be obvious but behind them lurks the most important one…

Number three: Why is the ship out there in the first place?

When you endeavor to change the world, your scale (or reach) and passion (or zeal) will bring with it chaos. That’s natural. But it’s only those that can answer question number three that emerge from that chaos with the vision, team, and result in tact.

(photo via juan r martos)