11. Use edges & value the marginal

“Don’t think you are on the right track just because it’s a well-beaten path”

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The interface between things is where the most interesting events take place. These are often the most valuable, diverse and productive elements in the system.

The icon of the sun coming over the horizon with a river in the foreground shows us a world composed of edges. The proverb “don’t think you are on the right track just because its a well-beaten path” reminds us that the most popular is not necessarily the best approach.

Principle 11: Use edges & value the marginal