8. Fail well
There should be no stigma attached to failure. If you do not fail often, you are not trying hard enough. At Google, once a product fails to reach its potential, it is axed, but the company pulls from the best of the features. “Failure is actually a badge of honor,” he says. “Failure is the way to be innovative and successful. You can fail with pride.”
…being awake means that we’re not missing life as we walk through it.
Being productive” isn’t about getting more work done. It’s about making sure those 150 billion bits are spent as wisely as possible.
the power of imagery can be stifling at times…
Last Meals of Innocent Men
Campaign for Amnesty International, displaying the final meal requests of prisoners executed on Death Row, who were later found innocent.
Photographed by James Reynolds
Chiwetal Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) and Forest Whitaker (Lee Daniel’s The Butler) could all be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor—yet they would be rewarded for roles that literally could not have been played by white actors, which is a historic problem in Hollywood.
I think that what Africa offers the world is hope. What Africa offers the world is a reflection on how a group of people - a continent - was on the bottom and is on the rise.