At the 1999 Open Golf Championship at Carnoustie, Jean Van de Velde was closing in on victory as he teed up on the 18th hole. What happened next is a good example of why perfectionism isn’t always a strategy that leads to success.
Many of you will have seen the 2016 film about Michael Edwards, otherwise known as British ski jumper Eddie “The Eagle”. His personal story is quite well known but is a real testament to the power of determination.
Have you ever been in a situation where you witnessed something and when you discussed with other witnesses later, you don’t agree that they saw what you did? Interesting question. How does this happen?
Whilst the current focus on diversity is rightly concerned with equality, that isn’t the full picture. There is a huge advantage in diversity in its widest sense and there is plenty of evidence that this is the case.
With so much of what we do these days guided by ‘expert’ judgements, I recently found myself reflection on the nature of expertise. Specifically, what exactly does it mean to be an expert?
Author J. K. Rowling reportedly said that she wrote the last chapter of the last Harry Potter book first, around the time when she initially conceptualised the famous saga back in 1990, while riding a train from Manchester to London.