Tag: failure

Seth Godin on Failing Until You Succeed Bryan Elliott of ‘Behind the Brand’ interviews Seth Godin, author of Poke the Box. Godin confesses that he’s had many more failures than successes. Godin’s message is that we just ought to try things, take risks, but not if you’re an airline pilot. Take the initiative. The poke […]

Failed Inventions Documentary Cars with nuclear engines, or turbine engines, amphibious cars, all were unable to find traction (pun intended). Flying cars are another breed of vehicle that didn’t really soar (pun intended). How about rocket belts? As we may recall, they fizzled (pun, blah, blah). Even Thomas Edison had his flops, like a device […]

“A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everybody knows.” ~William James~ I am fascinated by alternate energy, not merely wind generators and solar panels and geothermal installations, but the more exotic alternative free energy, such as LENR devices, electromagnetic high frequency contraptions, anti-gravity, engines […]

Opportunity knocks. That’s what we’ve been told. You hear stories all the time about the unshaven couch potato in a tank top undershirt who lolls around in the recliner watching TV all day and night, eating (perhaps) potato chips, drinking (perhaps) beer, when … suddenly … there’s a knock at the door. Why, it’s Opportunity! […]

The past couple of days I’ve been reflecting on my failures, while resisting calling them what they are. You know, they’re “learning experiences,” or “steps along the path,” or “negatives that lead to positives.” There haven’t been “quite a few” of these incidents. There have been a lot, a whole lot more than I like […]