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If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me "how do I leverage my architecture?", and I leveraged those nickels, I would have a whole lot of leverages. So let me clear this up for once and for all. An architecture is a framework. Creating a framework involves just two steps: picking the right frame, and doing some work. But just as the quality of a picture doesn't depend just on its frame, but also on what it depicts, we must remember that the value of an architecture lies not just in its abstractions, but also in its instantiation. Got that? And to leverage it, well, just verb it and add some acrobatics. You know what I mean, bandy about phrases like "walking the tightrope of business architecting." Works for me, and I'm allegedly the CEO of something or other.