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Putting Our Differences to Work by Debbe Kennedy

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“New paradigms almost always come from the edge.”

—Joel A. Barker Futurist, filmmaker, and author

CHAPTER I ICollaborating at the Verge of Differences

Have you ever thought about how opposites work well paired together? When it comes to taste, as an example, sweet and salty is a great combination; or consider the pairing of fruit and savory meats in French cooking, or spicy Thai peanut sauce served with cool cucumber. When it comes to color, one goes to the opposite side of the color wheel to find the color that is most complementary, like blue and orange. When it comes to great collaboration, think about the depth of coverage that comes in pairing men and women, an academic with a practitioner, or a left-brain thinker with a right-brain ...

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