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Don’t make this mistake about mistakes

Mistakes: People keep telling me they learn from their mistakes. And I’m pretty sure they are mistaken. Yes, you learn from a mistake not to do again whatever the mistake happened to be. But, unless there’s a process of elimination among a small, finite set, the mistake is no guide about what to do in order to succeed.

Big idea from Harvard – Excellent!

Big idea from Harvard – Excellent!

Big idea from Harvard – Excellent! ‘Excellence is not the opposite of failure… Excellence is idiosyncratic and cannot be learned by studying failure… ‘ At last! It’s what they call your ‘HBR Moment’. That’s when your big idea gets recognised in an article in the...
Join the Anti-Perfectionist League

Join the Anti-Perfectionist League

Join the Anti-Perfectionist League What are the benefits of joining the Anti-Perfectionist League? It takes away the stress and pressure of having to get everything right. Which is a good thing in circumstances in which you don’t have to get everything right. But that...
Beware those classic Ted stories

Beware those classic Ted stories

Beware those classic Ted stories Stories are great. But beware those Tedx talks that construct enticing arguments on the shakiest of foundations. The personal story draws you in, and suddenly you find yourself tempted to agree with a load of nonsense. I see many...