PoP 165 | Failing Forward with GQ Better Man Jimmie Briggs

Failing forward with Jimmie Briggs

Today we’re talking about failing forward with Jimmie Briggs. Despite his success, he too knows of and has experienced failure.

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In This Podcast:

Jimmie Briggs book titles:

  • Innocents Lost When Child Soldiers Go To War
  • Blood Work

As a society, we need to de-stigmatize failure. We need to learn to embrace failure and realise that failure is what leads to our success.

“To truly succeed and leave a lasting legacy, you need to be prepared to fail big”.

Look after yourself and always keep the bigger picture in mind.

Watch His Ted Talk Here:

Meet Jimmie Briggs

jimmie_clOver the past two decades, Jimmie Briggs has earned a reputation as a respected human rights advocate in the field of journalism, lecturer, and educator.

Through extensive travels to countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, the St. Louis, Missouri-native, and a graduate of Morehouse College has produced seminal reporting on the lives of war-affected youth and children soldiers, as well as survivors of sexual violence. A National Magazine Award finalist and recipient of honours from the Open Society Institute, National Association of Black Journalists and the Carter Center for Mental Health Journalism,  his book on child soldiers and war-affected children Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go To War won him accolades in 2005, and took readers into the personal journeys of war-affected youth. Further, Briggs has served as an adjunct professor of investigative journalism at the New School for Social Research and was a George A. Miller Visiting Professor in the Department of African and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois: Champaign-Urbana. His upcoming book Blood Work narratively examines personal transformation and manhood through his own life and that of several recognizable figures from around the world.

For his work with Man Up Campaign and the issue of violence against women, Briggs was selected as the winner of the 2010 GQ Magazine “Better Men Better World” Search, as well as one of Women’s eNews’ 21 Leaders for the 21st Century in 2011.

jimmie@manupcampaign.org

Meet Joe Sanok

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