Engineering Serendipity

“If so many discoveries – from penicillin to plastics – are the product of serendipity, why do we insist breakthroughs can somehow be planned?”

The short answer to this question, according to Greg Lindsay, is “because it can be planned”. To a degree of course.

In his essay, Greg covers the aspects of physical structures, organizational structures and networks that can foster or hinder reaching a serendipitous mindset.

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Engineering Serendipity

 

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