Master then Break the Rules
NOVEMBER 29, 2019
When you first learn a craft, it’s useful to learn the rules. As you master the rules, it’s useful to break the rules. The difference between learning, mastering, and then breaking the rules comes from understanding why the rules exist. Rules, rules of thumbs, or conventions exist around problems in a field that recur frequently. These kinds of “rules” provide a reasonable solution to the problem at hand 80% to 90% of the time. The rules have two shortcomings.