Little Bets and the Sketches of Frank Gehry

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game. -Goethe

Recommended by Peter Sims while speaking at the IdeaFestival last week because it shed light on "how little bets can lead to great innovation," Sketches with Frank Gehry traces the work of the architect who has managed to combine riveting art while defying the laws of physics.

The last scene in the embedded clip perfectly illustrates the creative moment - most of the time. The creative flash is preceded by sheer tedium, a fear of failure and the plain hard work of modeling, in his case, one idea after another.

What little bets are you making?