The old rules: Play it safe. Stay in your comfort zone. Find an institution, a job, a set of rules to stick to. Keep your head down. Don’t fly too close to the sun.
The new truth: It’s better to be sorry than safe. You need to fly higher than ever.
This is an inspiring and well produced video featuring Tina Roth Eisenberg, Josh Rubin and Sarma Melngailis to promote Seth Godin’s latest book, The Icarus Deception. What art are you going to create?
The quote is from a recent post on Shelby White’s (Wanken) blog asking “What Do You Want To Do?” If you take money off the table completely, what is it that would get you up in the morning anxious to dive right in?
You can always simplify problems by introducing incentives to offset risk.
“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”
Insane video of Jeb Corliss demoing his wing-suit. I’m all for taking risk, but this is crazy (especially at 3:00).
Reblogged from Tim Nolan
“If you’re not prepared to be wrong you’ll never come up with anything original.” - Sir Ken Robinson. As children we are never frightened of creatively exploring at the risk of being wrong, but we grow older our education system and culture aid in the unlearning of creativity and help children minimize the risk of being wrong.
Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for recreating an education that nurtures creativity.