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November 12, 2020

Failing Well: When Love and Work Go Wrong

"I was single again. in a humdrum job, with no plans for the future. Disaster?"

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December 18, 2019

Any Given Monday – Sports and the Modern Workplace

Sports provide a ton of reasons why you should get your head down, and smash into life.

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August 29, 2019

Bring on Failure: Our Expert Interview With Bill Wooditch

"If you want to be successful, you need to fail more!" This bold statement is the opening line of Bill Wooditch’s new book, "Fail More." In it, Wooditch aims to put meat on the bones of the old adage that we should learn from our mistakes. According to Wooditch, a successful entrepreneur, the ability to turn disaster into triumph relies on "continual improvement through intentional […]

September 13, 2018

Become a Learning Dynamo and Forget Failure

How can today's organizations keep up with the pace of change? For Bradley R. Staats, the answer is easy: we all need to keep learning. Most people would agree that sounds sensible. The hard part is making it happen. "That's really where, organizationally, we run into trouble," Staats says. He describes how this problem nagged […]

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June 15, 2018

How to Achieve Business Success: Inspirational Stories

Think, just for a moment, about your favorite brand or product. Once upon a time, it was the brainchild of a struggling startup. It may have started out as someone’s "crazy idea" or "pet project." But now, you use it regularly, perhaps even every day. So how did it get to you? After all, it […]

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May 27, 2016

Pareto, Dweck and the Harsh Realities of Life

Guest blogger Bob Little explores the truth of two contrasting mindsets. You might think that your current level of success is based on your innate abilities. Or that it reflects your determination to work hard and keep learning. According to Carol S. Dweck, the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, you […]

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March 30, 2015

How to Fail Faster and Better

Since leaving my job as a news reporter for Thomson Reuters and going freelance some years ago, I've had to come to terms with failure like never before. Pitching articles to magazines and newspapers can be tough. Sometimes I get a great response but, other times, my emails are met with radio silence or a […]

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