— Cultural Sources of Newness

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Tonight I had the choice: to continue reviewing an interesting article a colleague has written about ethics in the Big Four accounting firms, or to listen to the man sitting next to me in Roissy airport? I am on my way to Nantes, and he is on his way back from having climbed a hotel in Havana, for which the approval of the Castro family had to be obtained. Whether or not the French Spiderman, Alain Robert, can be credited with having generated newness with his urban climbing, and if so, when did his escapades attain that attribute, will have to be analysed some day.

I push my computer aside, ask questions, listen, and wonder—what can I learn from his story?

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