Why design success is like becoming a Formula One driver

This weekend I was watching the Formula One coverage, which featured a piece about the latest crop of young drivers trying to break into the top tier of competitive racing. The advice they were given was to have unabated passion and patience, and to never give up. Above all, they were told to always believe in and challenge themselves, no matter what setbacks they faced. Combining all this with raw talent, they would hopefully be rewarded with a precious F1 seat.

Sage advice for design graduates, too. It's no secret that our industry is hugely competitive, and jobs take hard work and determination to get, but a bit of self-belief in your own talent – and the confidence to talk about it, without descending into arrogance – goes a long way.

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