Chapter 16: Entrepreneurship beyond (a new) economy: creative swarms and pathological zones
Daniel Hjorth and Chris Steyaert FLYING (TOO) HIGH IN THE NEW ECONOMY: AN ICARUS STORY? The sun was high and radiant against the blue Greek sky. The sea was rough and waves were crashing against the cliffs. Today was the day. For weeks, she had been waiting for this clear and windy weather. Now she was ready to leave the island, having felt uneasy for so long with the enforced isolation. During the calm weather, she had not wasted time, but had exercised. She ran through the fields of the beautiful island, climbed trees and lifted rocks to strengthen her muscles. She knew how heavy the wings were, as she had built them herself, and how much force and resistance she would need until the wind took over. Ever since they had brought her to this natural prison, she had had the urge to escape but it took many walks on the beaches and in the woods before she sensed how she could realize her dream of taking possession of the empty sky. After one of her regular runs on the beach, she was resting under a tree, blowing a white feather as high as she could. Suddenly a rush of wind had taken the little feather, and for the first time in ages, a big smile spread across her face. From then on, she had collected feathers from the beach and from under the trees and waxed them together into huge bird-like wings. She had fantasized about flying over...
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