This issue is bunch of fragments about:
- The quality of delight-surprise in products as the result of uncertainty and freedom, as illustrated in an unexpected bottle of Contadino 4,
- How uncertainty—and the freedom that results from it—is a defining characteristic of anything that is truly alive, as exemplified by Christopher Alexander's observations about trees, towns, and other living things.
- How conventional hiring practices are seriously flawed, especially for hiring people who are good at doing things that cannot be defined in advance (like innovation). Maybe it's time for negotiated joining?
- A list of books that are good gifts, including mine.
You can find it here: #7: A living order