AOL founder Steve Case and his wife Jean established the Case Foundation to leverage new technologies that will make the world a better place. They recently launched Be Fearless a campaign that encourages people to take a step forward in their efforts to create lasting social change in their communities. Their mantra is “Take Risks. Be Bold. Fail Forward.”
Jean Case recently outlined 5 key values that help develop a fearless mindset. We suggest you read it. We need more change-makers on this planet.
- Make big bets – and make history
History suggests that the most significant cultural transformations occur when one or more people simply decide to try and make big change.
- Experiment early and often
Experience shows us that we need to keep looking around the corner to find the next good idea—because today's iPhone is tomorrow's Walkman.
- Make failure matter
Every great innovator has experienced moments of failure, but the truly great among them wear those failures as badges of honour.
- Reach beyond your bubble
Collaboration provides new ideas and innovations, as well as “air cover” when sharing risk.
urgency conquer fear
Don’t overthink and overanalyse every decision, take a calculated risk and go for it.