SpaceX Dragon Capsule Catastrophe After Launch

I was downtown Toronto this morning, dressed in a suit and holding my umbrella to stay dry and navigate the city streets as they were soaked with rain.  I was headed to the CBC building on John street to do an interview about the SpaceX CRS-7 mission that would launch an hour later.  This would be a very important mission, the seventh of twelve ISS resupply missions contracted by NASA. It was also the third attempt at a secondary goal – landing the first stage launch vehicle, the Falcon 9 rocket, upright on an ocean platform, a feat that had...

Motivation Monday: Failures are Forgotten

The more I look back on my adult life and the lives of my friends, the more I notice that we all highlight our successes and hide our failures.  This is not a bad thing at all, as I can’t see why anyone would want to remind others of a time when they failed miserably.  And yet so much of the self-help industry is driven by the concept of accepting and even embracing failure.  I once participated in a CBC Q&A with the hosts of Dragon’s Den, a show where business owners pitch an idea to a panel of millionaires...