Cosmopolitanism, It's a Beautiful Thing

One of my favorite newish phrases is "It's a beautiful thing." I picked it up from a client, a globe-trotting tech executive who jets around movin' and shakin', doing things that invisibly affect the whole world (you're likely using something he had a hand in creating right now). The phrase, common at his then company, is used with a tone of admiration when you recognize a beautiful pattern in how some complex and powerful phenomenon works. You might look at (say) how container shipping or movie production operations work and exclaim, "It's a beautiful thing!"

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