If at First You Don't Succeed... Mapping Global Attitudes to Adversity
If at First You Don’t Succeed… Mapping Global Attitudes to Adversity is the sixteenth volume in the Barclays Wealth Insights series. Providing an in-depth study into the different ways in which global high net worth individuals view and respond to setbacks and adversity, the report explores how traits such as persistence and optimism are valued, the role of luck and how entrepreneurs view overcoming obstacles as a stepping stone to future success.
Based on a survey of 2,000 wealthy individuals from around the world, 800 of whom define themselves as entrepreneurs, the report has revealed how these distinct attitudes to risk and reward are creating important global differences in how we respond and react to failure. Respondents in emerging markets were found to be more likely to say that viewing failure positively is essential for an economy to grow, compared to those in the US and Europe.
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Our Insights Panel
Former Enterprise Editor for the Sunday Times and Author of How to Start a Business Without Any Money
CEO of Brompton Bikes
Dr Greg B Davies
Head of Behavioural Finance, Barclays
Founder of LoveThis, a social recommendation application, and a Blogger for the Daily Telegraph
Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and the Author of Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your Potential
Former member of the British rower, Olympic Champion and Author of Will it Make the Boat Go Faster
Founder of King of Shaves
Chief Investment Strategist at Legg Mason Capital Management and Author of The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing
Economist and Author of Why Most Things Fail: And How to Avoid It
Engineer and the Author of To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure
Head of Barclays Corporate & Employer Solutions
Independent Strategy Consultant and Co-Author of Jugaad Innovation
Neuroscientist and Author of The Optimism Bias: a Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain
Donald Van de Mark
Former CNBC Correspondent and Author of The Good Among the Great: 19 Traits of the Most Admirable, Creative, and Joyous People