The Fall that Follows Creation

Creativity is often so focused on the finished object—the creation—that we fail to attend to what comes afterward. Having checked off “creation” from the list, we tend to think everything that follows is a part of something separate, whether a part of a new project or just a nebulous in-between...

No News Is Good News

“Do you want to go to World Press Photo and feel bad about everything?” This year's World Press Photo exhibit, on display in Amsterdam until July 22, is no exception to the rule that no news is good news.

Brilliant Failures and Second Chances

Failure is one of the top human fears, as explained by Paul Louis Iske at the Lean Startup Summit Europe 2018. Yet, if we can learn to position failure as a learning opportunity, we have a much better chance of creating a "brilliant failure" and to earn second chances.

The Independent’s Dilemma

I work for myself, which means my boss is a real bitch. She makes me work long hours, never likes anything I produce until I’ve revised it a thousand times (and maybe not even then) and, after all that, she’ll hardly ever pay me a compliment or let me relax on vacation. Is this what I signed up for?