Best Practice asks "What is working?", while Next Practice asks "What could work - more powerfully?"Best practice has often functioned as a type of insurance policy: if you've followed best practices, who can criticize? However, the focus on next practice moves us out of the insurance policy nature of best practice into imagination and innovation. Very dangerous. And yet, so necessary.
Mark says that he might blog on this concept of next practice. I'm looking forward to reading his observations. In the meantime, thank you Mark and Derek for giving us a more nuanced way of thinking about best practices.