Great Innovators are Path Creators
by Piero Formica

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In my research on innovators, I like to draw the distinction between “path finders” and “path creators” but rarely does the metaphor seem so apt as in the case of Federico Bastiani. He is the originator of the “social streets” movement now spreading across Italy, so the innovation he created literally involves a path: the street in which he and his family live in Bologna.   Bastiani grew up in a small town in Tuscany, where people knew and helped their neighbors, and when he moved to the city he was disheartened by how little social connection he had to the other residents of his street. His solution, in 2013, was to create a Facebook […]