I have read pretty much everything that Steve has published and came across this quote when browsing his site today:
"If Alexander the Great could conquer the known world by the time he was 18 years old, you would think that grown adults could conquer the little bits of complexity contained in the taupe-colored boxes by their desks."
The article in full can be found here
Anyway, if you haven't seen his software design templates, check them out here. They are very well done!