The Problem with Failure Culture

There’s a thought-provoking article on failure in The Washington Post. Geoff Lewis, a venture capitalist, writes: The understated acceptance of failure that propelled Silicon Valley for decades has morphed into something dangerous: failure porn. “Failure” as...

Are Women Risk Averse?

Doug Sundheim has written a business book about  risk. The book (which I have not read) has a number of stories–but only 18 percent feature women. To his credit, Sundheim was a little appalled when he realized this. More important, he was curious as to what...

Are You Embracing Risk?

I had a conversation with my mom recently about an apparel retailer that is going out of business. She had attributed their fate to a declining economy. My own take: the clothing was staid–and there’s a limited market for boring. The company never took a...