This won’t take long, but it struck me enough that I snuck my laptop out of my back during a conference session to share something with you. Earlier today I read one of the writing and publishing blogs that I follow, that talked about (among other things) not being afraid to try new things and not being afraid to fail.
At the same time, Google and Microsoft are sitting on a stage in front of me telling their entire industry that you must learn to FAIL FAST AND MOVE ON.
This is quite a step from the days when I was at school, when failure was very much not an option. What’s going on? Suddenly it’s fine to fail, so long as you recognise quickly that it is a failure and carry on to something else. There seems to be the beginning of a sea-change in attitude.