Monthly Archives: July 2013

Imperfect Innovation

I've been thinking a lot about the juxtaposition of innovation in our expectations for perfection. Modern business has high expectations of its people and its processes. Process improvement and Six Sigma have led us to expect exceptionally low rates of imperfection, variance or failure. The concept of perfection is an interesting one, especially in the rough and tumble world of business.

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Innovate Like a Flaneur

I recently wrote about my appreciation of travel writing (Innovation in Lost Japan). One of my favorite ways to pass time converges in the form of the literary tales of the flaneur. The French term, which means a person who strolls about, was popularized by Charles Baudelaire in the 19th century..

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