Innovation and the fringe

Managing bottom-up change is its own art. You can start by honoring errors. You have to have a certain number of mistakes and small failures or you’re not trying hard enough….

Almost all innovation in all a system happens at fringes. So maximize fringes. The nature of an innovation is that it will arise at a fringe where it can afford to become prevalent enough to establish its usefulness without being overwhelmed by the inertia of the orthodox system.

Kevin Kelly


2 Comments on “Innovation and the fringe”

  1. […] quality-of-life advances generally resulting from radical thinking, the rise of the Organization Man spelled disaster for innovation. We can see the impact in a chart […]


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