… Artisans are definitively practical, that is adaptive, resilient, flexible, hence unconventional and unorthodox, both in the sense of being spontaneously so inclined, and in the sense of acting in ways that only they can appreciate if not understand, given their insistent and persistent adaptive agenda. They do this by adapting their ways of using words and tools to the necessities of the moment that come about when some tactical maneuver goes awry. [Personology page 191]
Bruce Lee, Crafter Artisan, expected and demanded more of himself than arguably any other human being in recent history. He had an unparalleled drivenness to develop his physical and mental capabilities, which resulted in the performance of super-human feats that have yet to be equaled to this day.
The nature of Crafters is most clearly seen in their masterful operation of tools, equipment, machines, and instruments of all kinds. Most us use tools in some capacity, of course, but Crafters (as much as ten percent of the population) are the true masters of tool work, with an innate ability to command tools and to become expert at all the crafts requiring tool skills. Even from an early age they are drawn to tools as if to a magnet — tools fall into their hands demanding use, and they must work with them. [Please Understand Me II]
A legend, Bruce Lee is one of the sixteen leaders that we will profile in our forthcoming book: Please Understand Me for Different Leaders.
Art is the expression of the self. – Bruce Lee