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Monday, March 31, 2014

Churchill on Failure

Fred Smith (Fedex) on Failure

"Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something."
Fred Smith, founder of Fedex.

He should know...

Smith failed to sell his revolutionary concept of a hub and spoke logistics delivery system countless times, never giving up even in the face of countless rejections, until finally succeeding to set it up himself.

And the rest, as they say, is history (of Fedex)...

Jugoslav Petković on the Art Of Failing Gracefully

Jugoslav Petković talks about his personal "Unexpected Lessons in the Art Of Failing Gracefully" at the Fear & Failure Meetup in Ljubljana March 2014.

** Petković Video **

Monday, March 24, 2014

Failure Conference Roundup

Failure conferences have become all the rage. On a personal note, I had recently keynoted "Fail Forward 2014" at Loughborough College in England, a first of its kind in the UK, aiming to change the culture, feeling and understanding of failure, by bringing people together and provoking conversation on the subject of failure as a precursor to success. Here's a short list of recent events around the globe: April 2014 Failure:Lab, Michigan State U, East Lansing, Michigan March 2014 Fail Forward 2014, Loughborough UK March 2014 Failcon NL, Amsterdam, Holland March 2014 Fear and Failure, Ljubljana, Slovenija Aware of other conferences and/or seminars on failure? We'd love to hear from you, drop us a line.