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In the purest artistic sense, without "edges" - a point of contrast where light meets dark - an object (and I would venture, concept) has no form.


I like your article on the Tata's innovation on Nano. I find it very similar to IKEA's approach to home furnishing. Go here for my thoughts on this http://cyberhitchhiker.blogspot.com/2008/08/tatas-nano-ikea-approach-to-small-car.html

Howard Johnson

I agree that edges and hole have significant overlap, but that both concepts are sufficiently complex to strain the boundaries of either metaphor. Another concept that I think is related and important is diversity as in the Jan 4th post "Institutional Innovation" which also highlights the similarities between the authors.

Shawn Mills

The real challenge is how to make these high level concepts such as "edge" and "blink" actionable for a company. So what does one really do to become "edgy" -- what does it mean for a start-up?

Say Keng LEE

Greetings from Singapore! I have really enjoyed reading your writings & perspectives about "the edge". I am new to your work, as my earlier understanding has been based on the work of Joel Barker, Wayne Burkan & George Day. Like your tagline, too: "Today's edge is tomorrow's core!". Looks like to I have to get hold of your latest book. Keep up the good work!
Best regards, Say Keng

phil jones

I wonder if edges are the same as "structural holes" that play a role eg. here : http://web.mit.edu/sorensen/www/SOGI.pdf

If not, whether there are topological differences between edges and holes.

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