Cobbled together

I knew someone who bought skis to match their outfit–the entire set was coordinated, and it ended up being used once or twice.

And when you register for an old-fashioned wedding, they might try to persuade you to make sure your plates match your furniture…

For everything else, the coordination of a matched set is almost always replaced by the utility of things cobbled together over time.

Our career doesn’t follow a perfect arc.

The font on the website doesn’t match the one on the package.

The management team doesn’t look precisely like the stock photos would have us believe.

It turns out that acute angles, rough edges and the imperfect matches of diversity actually make things work better. Especially when we’re dealing with humans.