Cate Blanchett on failure


Great line from birthday girl Cate Blanchett on the eve of the Cannes Film Festival. Film has always been a rich vein of embracing failure. The patriarch of digital animation, Pixar, recently shared its own embrace of this ethos in the piece “How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity” by Ed Catmull (thanks Hugh)…

  • “Management’s job is not to prevent risk but to build the capability to recover when failures occur. It must be safe to tell the truth. We must constantly challenge all of our assumptions and search for the flaws that could destroy our culture… If you want to be original, you have to accept the uncertainty, even when it’s uncomfortable, and have the capability to recover when your organization takes a big risk and fails.”