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Alex Mecklenburg on maintenance and why we need better stories
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Jen McArther from Festival of Maintenance has interviewed Alex in the preparation for their 2019 Festival. It’s a great summation of her talk from last year.

Two things have changed fundamentally – again they are simple things, not big things. Firstly, collaboration and co-creation: inviting people who see it differently. There is a certain humbleness and vulnerability in these processes, whereas in the past there was a fear that openly critical conversations could kill creativity.
— Alex Mecklenburg talking to Festival of Maintenance

Read the full interview at Festival of Maintenance.

Maintenance vs Innovation
Creativity and maintenance go hand in hand. And in a mature ecosystem as much energy goes to maintenance as goes to creativity.
— Gary Snyder

Calen Cole at Stripe Partners does a neat blog post about the Festival of Maintenance. He quotes Alex so you know it must be good ;)

Definitely worth a read if you’re passionate about innovation.

The Festival as a whole was a provocative and eye-opening experience. It was also a strange experience – after all, Stripe Partners specialises in innovation. We spend our time and effort doing the research, ideation and facilitation that produce innovation that works. Our work is nearly always focused on new offerings, new markets, new consumer groups.

The Festival got me thinking: are maintenance and innovation necessarily antagonistic?
— Calen Cole | Stripe Partners