It's incredible to consider the number of companies that have adopted the fail-fast philosophy. But this is not just a bad idea; it's actually a dangerous one. Failing fast hurts individuals and the companies they work for.
It took me a long time to be able to do anything substantial or significant by myself -- there was a lot of assistance provided by the instructors for months. Five months actually; it took me five months to be able to get up onto the trapeze unassisted.
I teach at a preschool and I find every way I can to work with my kids to make sure they take something away from each activity. Why should college be any different?
One of the biggest problems VW has at this moment in time is the journey to rebuild the trust and what better way to do it than to tell where it all started. Tell the story again but the meaning it was created.
Maybe you were feeling a little too confident this week -- a little too put-together or in control of your life. It's okay -- by getting on Pinterest, you can get back to feeling inadequate in no time. Just follow these easy steps.
Oh, I can't do that. It would be rude. Oh my god, there's that awkward silence. My parents really want me to at least finish school so I can have "security."
It's giving air to the lungs that grew within you, and sight to the eyes that will never see you as anything but mommy.
I've often asked rooms full of big-time CEOs to list the top five defining moments responsible for their great successes. Inevitably, great failures are on their lists -- often occupying more than one spot.
All media interviews are potential pitfalls, even the low hanging fruit. Do your client's a favor, and rather than bask in the glow of gaining an interview, investigate that interview.
No matter who you are or what your relationship status, Valentine's Day can be too much. We can all use a GPS to guide us through the wintery mix of r...
Ever been to a wedding where someone's outfit got more attention than the couple getting married? Or where a mishap with the bride's dress created a completely unplanned distraction? These people have -- and they told us their most outrageous wedding attire stories.
It's never too late to learn how to fail, as long as they remember the ultimate lesson of failing -- fail fast and big, so you have plenty of experience and energy to overcome the later hurdles, and succeed.
Enjoy the awesome stuff and make the most of it. And when the not-so-awesome stuff comes your way... allow it to happen, do your best to stay calm, deal with it, and know that it's on its way out, too.
That means when I'm planning my schedule for life, I really have 1/3 less time for everything I'd like to be spending time on. And since I'm loathe to budget a third of my life to stupid things I should be doing, I guess I'm doomed to fail. My only consolation is you probably are, too.
In my mind I was making an incredible jacket, but one mistake led to another mistake and in then end I had spent $80 on materials and 12 hours on a hideous jacket that I will never wear. As with my (many) DIY disasters in the past, I had to go through 5 stages of recovery.
It's not just entrepreneurs that can turn adversity into opportunity. All people face startup-like challenges. And we all benefit from learning and perseverance. I believe much hinges on how we exercise our free will to create a personal resiliency.