Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter.
Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
Inspired by Dan Pink’s predictions for 2012, I’ve decided to make a few predictions for the coming year.
Generally, I have no idea. Fortunately, no one does. (Even Dan Pink got one “nailed it,” one “pretty good” and three “not bads,” which is code for “mostly wrong.”)
Earlier this week, I reviewed Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder in the LA Times, the follow-up to the bestseller The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. One of Antifragile‘s main take-away lessons: there’s no way to predict the future; the best we can do is prepare for inevitable change by constructing systems that can actually benefit from change. One of the best ways to prepare for inevitable change is by not putting all of your eggs in one basket. So regardless of what will happen in 2013, the most pithy piece of advice I can give is to diversify.
Diversifying is a bit like taking out insurance for your daily life. It’s never too late!