We were having a long and abstract conversation about radical innovation yesterday and how it can be enabled by redrawing the boundaries of the system under consideration.  We identified a pragmatic and accessible example.

tweel

Michelin’s Tweel has combined the functions of the tyre and the wheel to offer a radical new approach – with lots of interesting applications and whole new areas of freedom to explore.  Just by redrawing the system boundary to include the wheel as well as the tyre.

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