The Leaders in London conference I reviewed on Monday (4th Dec 06) not only had goldmine of leadership insights that one would expect, but also provided a number of gems on positive perspectives on failure:

“I just couldn’t give a toss if it fails.” – Bob Geldof 

 “She knows there’s no success like failure. And that failure’s no success at all.” – Bob Geldof citing Bob Dylan’s lyric

”Mistakes are a requirement for meaningful innovation" – Scott Bedbury       

"Matsushita was only company I know that grew during a depression” – John Kotter

 “Through hardship we can be reborn stronger” – Konosuke Matsushita quoted in John Kotter’s profile of him

The secret of American entrepreneurship is that bankruptcy and Chapter 11 are not as much of a stigma as in Europe” – Alan Sugar

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