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The opposite of Harry Potter’s tent

The Chair of the School of ECE at Georgia Tech, Magnus Egerstedt, wrote this in his Spring 2019 end-of-semester message to the School:

…it is very important that we create an environment where we are supportive of each other, where collaborative research is second-nature to how we do business, and where faculty, students, and staff share a common vision for the school. In fact, I have started referring to this (to the consternation of some of my colleagues) as the opposite of Harry Potter’s tent. Harry’s tent was tiny on the outside but spacious on the inside. I want our School to be the absolute opposite of this — we should look massive to the outside world in terms of the scope, reach, and impact of our work, yet be small and cozy on the inside.

I love this analogy.

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