Results tagged “failure”

What Then?

By Michael Mulvey on January 6, 2014 12:22 PM

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Seth Godin

Rule the World

By Michael Mulvey on December 21, 2012 11:29 AM

Every time theres more bad news about Nokia, the more my ironic this 2009 cover from Fast Company becomes:

I originally posted this on 22 Oct 2009.

I've failed over and over and over again

By Michael Mulvey on November 6, 2011 1:19 PM

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

—Michael Jordan

via Alex Rainert

Failure

By Michael Mulvey on July 14, 2011 8:28 AM

Co.Design: Among Six Types Of Failure, Only A Few Help You Innovate

Most of the time, I'm in complete agreement with this sensibility, but what concerns me is that in this counterintuitive embrace of failure we may be conflating different kinds of failure, and doing so at some risk. Perhaps all this is a necessary antidote to capitalism's "success at any cost" mentality. But I have a creeping sense of anxiety that the rise in the rhetoric of failure dovetails in troubling ways with a shift toward esteem building in child raising and general education -- in other words, trophies for the last place team, too. And not to sound like a hard-driving, unforgiving "tiger mother," but I do wonder what this ubiquitous positive vibe surrounding failure really means for a nation in decline on almost every measure of productivity, achievement, and social equity. Coincidence?
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