Alex Leonov's Blog

I like beautiful things. Presentation of work is as important for me as are its inner workings.

Over time I noticed that beautiful things work better.

Elegant code is easier to maintain, and it has fewer problems. The smooth process helps people rather than stifles them. Beautiful model fosters better thinking, and so on.

Yet often in business aesthetic qualities are dismissed. “Good enough” quickly replaces “good”.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But chances are, whenever you see something working really well, it has quite a pinch of inner beauty to it - distinguishable and understandable by everyone.

There is a definite place for beauty in a business setting. And we don’t have enough yet.