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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Creativity and Failure (Fear of)

Samuel Beckett famously said, "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better."

Now  Stockholm's Berghs School of Communication has solicited advice for its design students from successful and creative people concerning their relationships with failure, and fear of failure. Paulo Coelho and Milton Glaser are among some of the people whose expertise is tapped.

See selected videos here, and if you desire, go to the original website and click on the words in yellow boxes to activate all the videos available. (I especially liked Michael Wolff's "Leap before your look" motto, which he uses to goad himself into doing things without overthinking them, thereby abandonding the idea to fear before trying it.)

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