Firebrand Architect® Philosophy
The Firebrand Architect® phrase and the associated philosophy described in this section are the intellectual property of Constantin Kostenko ©2005 – 2013. Trade mark is registered and protected by the U.S. Patent Office.
The term “Firebrand Architect®” was coined by Constantin Kostenko in 2005 and the concepts that it represents were discussed in this blog. Over time the ideas and experience from the trenches lead to creation of a busines centric software engineering think tank. A number of strategic initiatives are incubated under the Firebrand Architect® brand and associated "software fit for purpose"™ mantra.
Therapist Clark Moustakas in his 1995 book “Being-In, Being-For, Being-With” eloquently defines the term firebrand. "The firebrand is the person who recognizes what is natural, what is organic, what is alive and vital in life, the person who dares to live, to be, and to create, often in the face of interference, rejection, deceit, and betrayal. The firebrand expresses himself in two basic ways: as the torch that lights up the darkness, and the as the carrier of the torch, throwing light into the darkness, and often disturbing complacency and brewing trouble. Being a firebrand is a way of raising temperatures and creating conflict, turbulence, and dissension. The motive of the firebrand is not to attack or destroy others but to bring to light a basic truth, to take a stand, and to declare and own who one is, especially in the face of perceived violations of one’s values and rights and interferences with one’s goals, purposes, and meanings ... The firebrand chooses to be different when being different represents a truth, when being different guides the fulfillment of basic human values and actualization of one’s potentials.” The Firebrand Architect® blog is an application of this view on software architecture.
The Firebrand Architect® phrase and the associated philosophy described in this section are the intellectual property of Constantin Kostenko ©2005 – 2013. The Firebrand Architect® trade mark (service mark) has been registered with the U.S. Patent Office (Reg. No. 3,479,574) on Aug 5, 2008.