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Book review: The uncertainty mindset: innovation insights from the frontiers of food by Vaughn Tan

Nguyen, Anna (2021) Book review: The uncertainty mindset: innovation insights from the frontiers of food by Vaughn Tan. LSE Review of Books (22 Jan 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In The Uncertainty Mindset: Innovation Insights from the Frontiers of Food, Vaughn Tan examines ‘the uncertainty mindset’ as a model for understanding how teams use uncertainty to organise for innovation, focusing on the world of high-end cuisine and the organisational design of elite culinary research and development teams. Reflecting on the book during the COVID-19 pandemic, Anna Nguyen welcomes this insightful restaurant ethnography’s rich prose that draws on abundant interviews, fieldwork and archival research, but questions whether novel approaches to scientific experimentation are the solution for a restaurant industry that is currently struggling to survive. The Uncertainty Mindset: Innovation Insights from the Frontiers of Food. Vaughn Tan. Columbia University Press. 2020.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
T Technology > TX Home economics
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2021 14:39
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2021 23:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108788

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