Make failure your friend

Friday, December 7, 2018

I recently interviewed Richard Turner, a self-proclaimed expert in failure on why failure is inevitable and why it’s also very important. Failure is one of those topics where…

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Do you have an inner voice that sucks your confidence? You are not alone.

Friday, March 30, 2018

When I read sweeping research claims I do tend to take them with a pinch of salt. Here’s one ‘Women don’t apply for jobs unless 100% qualified and…

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‘Always make new mistakes’ Esther Dyson

Friday, July 10, 2015

Sometime ago I went to an event run by The Crowd about celebrating failure. I wrote a separate blog about it here. I was part of a round…

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The unknown is like conceptual Velcro

Monday, February 2, 2015

Charities are essentially in the business of making change happen. All charities exist to change something, to make a situation better. No charity does the work it does…

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How do you make it OK to fail?

Friday, May 9, 2014

The principle that we learn from failure makes sense. Understanding why something hasn’t worked prevents us (hopefully) from making the same mistakes again and helps us to adapt…

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We’ve got your back

Monday, December 23, 2013

Back in February I wrote this list of 40 things. I’ve done quite a few things on the list. But there is still more to do. Recently I…

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‘Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour’ Truman Capote

Monday, December 9, 2013

Last week I went to an event run by The Crowd, and hosted by Ed Gillespie co-founder of Futerra on celebrating failure. Innovation and failure are close friends….

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The biggest mistake I ever made, and what I wish I’d done instead

Monday, September 30, 2013
Photograph by jurvetson

Or, how to reduce risk in innovation, a guest blog by Rachel Collinson. I’m blushing as I write this. Recounting stories of your mistakes is never pleasant. Especially when…

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Are you passionate about your job?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

On Tuesday I went to listen to wildlife film producers Patrick Morris and Huw Cordey tell their stories about the making of the BBC series Life and Planet…

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Vinny the Pug Champion Rock Climber

Monday, January 2, 2012

Last year I met a lot of exciting and wonderful folk making a difference in the worlds of both fundraising and innovation. However, one character in particular grabbed…

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