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Putting Our Differences to Work by Debbe Kennedy

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We must be reminded not only of what we know, what we can do, but of what we do not know, what impossibilities still remain to be accomplished, or at least tried? Our task is to remain aware of these verges and to keep the borders open to a competitive world of new ideas.

—Daniel Boorstin

Chief Librarian of the Library of Congress, historian, professor, attorney, and author, The Seekers

CHAPTER 10Innovation at the Verge of Differences by Joel A. Barker

My discovery of the importance of verges for twenty-first-century innovation started with a short article in Science News, on August 9, 1997, followed by an extended article in Discover magazine in December of that year. The essence of those articles was this: Much to the surprise of some ...

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