1. Knowing exposure to the chance of loss 2. Making a leap into the great unknown.
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.
By Jenn Tardif
Is shyness genetic? Can confidence be learned? Designer James Victore on overcoming self-doubt and acting with conviction.
By James Victore
<br>Creative Time's Anne Pasternak tells us how the New York-based nonprofit ushers stunning public art projects into the world again and again.<br>
By Todd Anderson
"Travel more" is on almost everyone's bucket list. So why don't we act on it? Three veteran world travelers tell us how to take the plunge & still produce great work.
By Jake Cook
A mistake is a collision between your perception and reality. As such, it's a terribly valuable asset.
By John Caddell
"You can have an idea, but you have to find the materials to manifest it," says acclaimed nudes photographer Spencer Tunick.
By Paul Laster
Who will thrive in the new economy? Why doesn't brainstorming really work? How come our devices make us feel so empty inside? Your monthly 99U need-to-know...
By Jocelyn K. Glei
How do you turn a casual idea into a global library of icons? The Noun Project founders discuss their journey from childhood obsession to burgeoning business.