Author Rob Steffens
The Person: Bill Gates
More than any other one person, Bill Gates can be held responsible for how desktop computers developed and spread in the United States. Yes, Windows has been the butt of jokes over the years, but tech has only just begun to move beyond the core assumptions it codified.
Reward worthy failure—experimentation.
This nugget, from the same guy who once quipped “success is a louse teacher,” puts defeat in its proper context.
Some of history’s greatest successes, including inventors like Edison, had to try hundreds of times before they reached their goals. They did not see each failed experiment as a setback, but a valued data point. It may be that you simply need to reward your risk taking.