Earlier this year, regarding moving forward w/ WordPress (.org)- I wrote the following in a comment:

“…it’s a complete mess! So much so that, those who maintains it not even dare to dive deep to fix it!! Spending years, I felt that, the problem lies as if- who will take responsibility for it? Skilled in ‘writing codes’ can’t solve it alone- it requires both visionaries, and tons of efforts from different skill range- it’s easier to keep escaping from it by fixing a things or two- and (kinda) wait for People to complain- so they can sort out these complaints to focus, and make ‘priorities’, and go forward somehow….”

This month, John Maeda joined Automattic as Global Head, Computational Design and Inclusion. Interestingly, today saw on Twitter John Maeda shared about Operators vs Visionaries.

Some notes from the post:

Table 4: Operators’ vs Visionaries’ Managerial Activities

Operators Visionaries
Knowledge of the sector, focused on production and sales General knowledge of the sector as a whole, from a marketing standpoint
Development of a view Formulation of a vision
Career decision, choice of professional activities Business decision, personal commitment
Production and/or sales and/or R&D Implementation of a vision by selecting relations
Working with others Design and implementation of an organizational activity system
Organization Sharing of the vision
Resources Accountability
Follow-up Observation and monitoring
Corrections Analysis and imagination


Once I wrote a haiku called Wicked, I coined “Visionary” as “Wicked Dreamer” and “Operators” as “Warriors”. :)

I had the realization from life that, you need to be a “warrior” to survive, and you’ve to be a “wicked dreamer” to progress.

Interestingly, most of the time, it’s hard to realize or explain a dream (vision) just because people surrounded by may not understand the importance of it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The best part of a “Visionary” is that, when they hit the wall, they push through it. There is no exception to realize a dream that is perceived as wicked by others.


  1. Yeah, that’s right! Actually all of us were born as warriors. You know what I mean. :)

    Dare to dream big! :)

    1. Omaar Osmaan

      Yep- I’ve always find it very fascinating. Everyone born w/ similar gnome and then based on culture, environment, and then our practices makes each one of us be different- :))

      It’s more fun jumping, you know- hahaha.

      I can’t help but pursing things- big or small not a matter. :)

    1. Omaar Osmaan

      Thank you, Fakrul! Welcome to the blog- feel free to come by again- :)

      1. Saw you in WP Tarven, had to come here to see you & just got inspired. Oh! nice theme man, keep up the good work.

      2. Omaar Osmaan

        Ah- that’s a pleasure to know! Appreciate the kind words- thank you!

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