Embracing the F word


The F word has been cropping up a lot lately. Failure. (Just what word did you think I was referring to?) As John C. Maxwell says, “Mistakes can often be our best teachers.” Here are a few tips from Maxwell, Richard Branson, Lewis Schiff and more to help you not only embrace failure, but indeed learn from it. Failing better Failure is so inevitable that there was even an entire volume published to help you fail better. “The right kind of failure instructs, […]

Our best career hacks


We’re all working to get ahead and blaze our own unique career path. Here are our some of our all-time favourite career hacks from a handful of the business world’s most eminent authors to help you do just that. Making lemons from lemonade This piece of advice comes courtesy of Jeff Goins in The Art of Work. Very few of us start off in our dream job right away or, conversely, we start a new job we’re enthusiastic about but learn quite […]

The Wisdom of Seth Godin


If you’ve been around awhile you know that we’re big fans of the inimitable Seth Godin here at Actionable. We’ve poured over our interviews with Seth over the years and our summaries of his bestselling books to compile a list of his best advice, everything from embracing your weird to conquering your fear of failure.

The Actionable Questionnaire with Ryan Long

The Actionable Questionnaire with Ryan Long

Ryan Long is a voracious reader of business books. We decided to catch up with this Actionable Book Club member to learn more about her passion for books. What’s your all-time favourite book? My favorite fictional book is The Beach by Alex Garland. (Yes, the one that was made into a Leonardo DiCaprio movie!) I read it in a post-modern literature class in college. Many things about the novel really appeal to me. There are so many literary, historical, and pop culture […]