1. Knowing exposure to the chance of loss 2. Making a leap into the great unknown.
<br>"When we think of our work as a gift, it radically changes what we create," says rogue designer James Victore.<br>
By The 99U Team
Can the fast and loose creativity of improv comedy translate to our own lives? An exploration of the practice of saying, "Yes, and..."
By Scott McDowell
What makes great ideas happen? Or not happen? We surveyed the creative community to track trends in productivity, priorities, and challenges.
By Jocelyn K. Glei
Have you ever dreamed about quitting your day job and opening your own little shop? Magic Pony founder Steve Cober talks about taking the plunge.
By Jenn Tardif
Avoiding mistakes is impossible. But what if we accept that risk is inevitable and focus on making "smart mistakes" instead?
By John Caddell
Wendy MacNaughton captures the nuances of this year's 99U Conference - from hairstyles to hand gestures - in an awesome illustration series.<br>
By Wendy MacNaughton
Lessons on embracing "gut churn," turning self-doubt into a strength, and embracing your work as a gift from this year's 99U Conference.
By Sarah Rapp
What does it take to build the greatest circus the world's ever seen? We go behind the big top with Cirque du Soleil co-founder Gilles Ste-Croix.
Is shyness genetic? Can confidence be learned? Designer James Victore on overcoming self-doubt and acting with conviction.
By James Victore