The challenge of being the edge

Thought on innovation and landscapes of understanding

To be first is not always best

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt,

In modern life we are often told that we have to push harder, to innovate, and become better, move both faster and first, to become the edge.

Hiking teach us something more… that it is called the edge for a reason.

People running towards an edge with a huge banner that states "be the edge" - falling down on the other side. Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt
Competing and being first movers in life and innovation is in modern life seen as almost sacred – but hiking teach us that it is called the edge for a reason

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