Failure is the Best Possible Outcome

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This is a presentation I delivered at TEDx Auckland on the 1st of October - tedxauckland.co.nz

A video of this presentation and blog containing more information on this presentation is available at http://j.mp/TEDxAkl

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  • APOLLO 13
  • Space ShuttleChallenger explodes shortly after take-off.
  • Failure is the Best Possible Outcome

    1. Innovation is a constant process of trial and error.<br />You need the willingness to fail all the time. <br />John Backus – Computer Scientist<br />
    2. That Will <br />NEVER WORK!<br />
    3. G.Apostolo &quot;The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Helicopters&quot;, 1984<br />
    4. What were<br />youthinking?<br />
    5. Thomas Edison&apos;s Patent Application for the Light Bulb (1880) ourdocuments.gov<br />
    6. CREDIT: 1912. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. <br />
    7. How do you handlefailure?<br />
    8. How to fail<br />is a learnt<br />behaviour<br />
    9. One that<br />most people don’t do well.<br />
    10. We start learning young…<br />
    11. SUCCESS<br />FAILURE<br />
    12. Great companies<br />and great people<br />fail often.<br />
    13. We will nevermake a 32-bit operating system<br />Bill Gates 1989<br />
    14. Being a market leader<br />is even more reason to think outside the square.<br />
    15. cc Ham Hock <br />
    16. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.<br />
    17. cc gurms <br />
    18. cc Guillermo Esteves - gesteves.com.<br />
    19. cc ► Play<br />
    20. The trick is<br />to know when to adjust<br />your perspective<br />
    21. cc ImABuddha <br />
    22. cc an0nym0n0us<br />
    23. cc .ygor <br />
    24. cc kanonn<br />
    25. Sometimes we get taken by surprise. For example, when the Internet came along, we had it as a fifth or sixth priority.<br />Bill Gates 1998<br />
    26. Failure is not an option…<br />
    27. But it will always happen!<br />
    28. You need to be<br />prepared to handle it.<br />
    29. Know what is in<br />your wing mirror…<br />
    30. And when you need tochoosea different path.<br />
    31. $19.99 USD<br />
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    33. $19.99 USD<br />
    34. $19.99 USD<br />$160.00 USD<br />
    35. Credit - Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) Keynote Screen Shot June 8 2009<br />
    36. I’m not technical<br />How does this <br />relate to me?<br />
    37. ATTACHMENT<br />COMMITMENT<br />
    38. Wedon’t have the moneysowehave to think.<br />Ernest Rutherford<br />
    39. What am I committed to at work right now?<br />
    40. Synth video 1<br />
    41. What can you do to change the way thatyou think aboutfailure?<br />

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