1. A necessary precursor to eventual success.
<br>"I wanted to follow my heart and not be strategic and throw all preconceived ideas away," says Jonathan Adler in this talk about ignoring other people's opinions and charting your own path to creative fulfillment.<br>
By The 99U Team
<br>Feeling anxious about taking your next risk? Think like a surfer and always be chasing the next "wave." <br>
By Srinivas Rao
<br>Everybody makes mistakes, even great businesses. Warby Parker and Rent the Runway on the unexpected benefits of transparency and vulnerability in customer service.<br>
When no one is nagging you to complete your dream project, it can be hard to stay motivated. How to eradicate excuses and power through to the finish.
By Mark McGuinness
We talk to the creator of off-Broadway hit "Sleep No More" about how to pique an audience's curiosity by inviting them into adventure.
By Jenn Tardif
Bouncing back from big mistakes right away isn't easy - or even always possible. The psychology behind synthesizing a failure and moving on.
By John Caddell
Avoiding mistakes is impossible. But what if we accept that risk is inevitable and focus on making "smart mistakes" instead?
A mistake is a collision between your perception and reality. As such, it's a terribly valuable asset.
What's the best making-ideas-happen advice you've ever received? Check the top 25 tips and quotes from our army of 99% Twitter followers.<br>
By Todd Anderson