Tag: Failure

Why you must fail first

The student I was working with grew up in China and went to a school that inhibited confidence, diluted self expression and left her feeling shy and afraid of making a mistake. A culture that believed being wrong was worse than not attempting at all. She was stood […]

To risk or not to risk?

One morning in South London I was walking to get the bus. About 50m from the bus stop I saw my bus about to pull away from the traffic lights and turn towards the stop. These are times when only a split second decision will do. If you […]

The power of collective clapping

As Jessica Ennis prepared for the long jump in the 2012 Olympics, the crowd urged her toward success. The familiar clapping began. Starting slowly and gradually speeding up as she was about to take off. This kind of support is to be expected in Athletics finals. Especially when there is a Gold […]