Tom Kelley of IDEO points out how, with persistence, initial failure can be followed by success.
Innovating in difficult economic times can be discouraging. With that in mind, here's an upbeat video clip from Tom Kelley, general manager of IDEO, the well-known design firm. Kelley spoke at Stanford a few months ago on the topic of "how to be an innovator for life." In this five-minute excerpt from that talk, he reflects on the importance of viewing "life as an experiment" -- and, in particular, persisting beyond any initial failures: