Who’s going to go first? The first question? The first mover in the market? Also, sometimes we need a little help to go first in taking a big jump like as the video above illustrates…

The Entertainment Technology Centre has their own incentive encouraging people to take the lead as Director of Drew Davidson describes in his piece “Curiosity, Doubt and Failure”…

  • “Failure is this weird thing to reward. And we try to do that at the ETC where we reward the best failure. We call it the ‘First Penguin Award’. For us, it is the people who tried the most, took the biggest risks, and they just didn’t quite do it.”

Like yesterday, today’s post also introduces another new tag to this blog: “celebrations”. In fact, this is the second example of a ‘First Penguin Award’.

For a glimpse as to how significant this ‘first penguin’ *leap* is, check out another David Attenborough’s dazzling nature pieces below which captures it in intimate and heart-rending detail…

  • “David Attenborough visits the most southerly Adelie penguin colony in the world, at Cape Royds in Antarctica. The summer is very short so the penguins have to breed fast. Elapsed time footage shows how the colony dwindles as the penguins leave at the end of the breeding season. When the young adelies grow waterproof feathers they head for their first swim, but brash ice has already clogged up the bay. Their parents are too heavy to get across or under it, but the young, lighter penguins can attempt to cross the jumbled fragments of brash ice. But danger lurks. The slow and clumsy youngsters are attacked by a leopard seal which pushes up through the slushy ice. The seals often play with their victim for 20 minutes before killing and consuming it.”

Better a plaque to embrace failure than being tossed around for half an hour by a leopard seal.

 

  BBC David Attenborough first swim

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