Aim to fail

Aim to fail

I teach people to aim to fail 50% of their important projects and goals. 

I know, it sounds crazy. But bear with me… I actually think this is the key to implementing projects that matter. 

Aiming to fail 50 per cent of your projects is the perfect way to embrace the risk inherent in any worthwhile project. It also helps you launch better projects. If you are considering an edgy project and you’re not willing to fail, you will probably let it pass you by. 

Why rules are like noses

Why rules are like noses

Whenever I can, I like to quote the A-Team.  

Some people like to quote Einstein. Others think Mark Twain is the business. For me it’s very hard to go past the wisdom of B.A. Baracus (Mr T’s character from the A-Team).  

He says, “rules are like noses, they are meant to be broken.” See what I mean … genius.  

Work at its smartest

Work at its smartest

I came across a very cool idea in Kevin Kelly's chapter in the End Malaria book. Kevin Kelly is the founder of Wired Magazine, and End Malaria is another awesome publication from Seth Godin's Domino Project.

Kevin's chapter is about the stories that he ended up writing while he was the editor of Wired. Stories he'd try to get other people to write, but for one reason or another, they couldn't. Stories that, as it turned out, only he could write.