Whey Are Failures So Important?by Abdou Sani Boukari Consultant
Why are failures so important? It is beacuse, they are the barometer of experimenting. If you are not experimenting, you are not innovating. And experimenting means some of the attempts are failures. Recommended Features
- Innovation is the new buzzword
- No one wants to be labeled lacking innovation
- Nonprofits also struggle with failure as a positive
- Failure is not the the enemy of success
- On the far side of failure, you'll find success
Review on Whey Are Failures So Important?For many people, innovation has become the new buzzword. Everyone wants to be seen as doing it, and no one wants to be labeled lacking it. But it's not easy becoming an innovative organization. Why? Because the culture needs to shift to embrace failures, and that's against the grain in most organizations. And it's not simply a matter of the profit motive at work; most nonprofits also struggle with failure as a positive.
Why are failures so important? In short, they are the barometer of experimenting. Thomas J. Watson, former CEO of IBM famously said:
"Would you like me to give you a formula for... success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You're thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all... you can be discouraged by failure / or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember that's where you'll find success. On the far side.
To put it another way, if you are not experimenting, you are not innovating. And experimenting means some of the attempts are failures.
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