The death of David Bowie, recently led me on an exploration: a peek into his life’s work. And it brought an unexpected realization taken from his point of view, one that’s a nightmare for every creative. Creatives and by this I mean painters, designers, entrepreneurs, thinkers, musicians, writers, performers etc. put it on the line daily, plying their wares all the same doubting the quality of their ability, fearing it’s been done before and better. Creatives are a paranoid lot. But little do they realize that failure, their ultimate perceived disgrace, is in fact a prerequisite for success. As it is for us all. Surprisingly, even Bowie, the prolific rocker, faced it throughout his career and it’s this theme I’ll explore, using both Bowie and another…