Snacks, blaring music, the open road, good company. They’re the ingredients of a great road trip—and all four were conspicuously absent from a record-setting 3,400-mile journey recently undertaken by an autonomous car.
A few weeks ago I wrote about Why Failure Is The Best Competitive Advantage. We have long been taught to avoid and run from failure but a big part of the future of work is embracing failure because ultimately this is what leads to innovation. The benefits of doing so: increases innovation, improves engagement, removes inefficiencies, and provides valuable learning opportunities. In part one of this post I talked about the “why” and today I want to talk about the “how.” That is, how can organizations go about making failure a powerful competitive advantage. There are a few things companies can do.
Last week’s total solar eclipse spawned many amazing photographs and videos, but few took as much planning, skill, and ambition as this shot of stunt biker Danny MacAskill tearing down a hill on the Isle of Skye as the moon eclipsed the sun. Unlike another viral photo of the eclipse,this one’s not a fake.
In the world of watchmaking, MB&F has always had a soft spot for creating the occasional mechanical marvel that can’t be strapped to a wrist. Such as the company’s latest creation, a robot named Melchior that can’t vacuum floors, clean windows, or open doors, but can keep track of the time while serving as an awesome piece of eye candy on your desk.