In a complex and fast-moving world, if we want to move ahead in leaps and bounds, rather than in small steps, we need to rethink the conditions for making progress in science, business and society in a fundamental way. We need to realise there is no 'right way', lose our fear of failure, embrace opportunity and take risks.
We need to stop looking for leaders who can provide us with all the answers, and encourage the search for many solutions - for that is where we will find the 'one in a hundred' that delivers real results. We need to understand that to adapt to the challenges of the future, we must make mistakes, lots of them.
Speaker - Tim harford