Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sturz Book, Part Two

I attended the book release party for "A Kind of Genius," Sam Roberts' new book about Herb Sturz tonight.  The event was a powerful reminder of the breadth and depth of Herb's influence -- the attendees included a cross-section of the government and non-profit elite in New York City.  I'm only 50 pages or so into the book, so I can't offer a full review, but I'm enjoying it so far.  Already, it is possible to draw a line from Herb's early work to some of the core values of the Center for Court Innovation -- the willingness to question existing practice, the insistence on empirical evidence, the willingness to risk failure, etc.