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21 ways to learn from failures


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How to learn from your failures. 21 strategies for making better mistakes.

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21 ways to learn from failures

  1. 21 ways to learn from failures
  2. 1. The difference between failures and mistakes
  3. Seth Godin:“A failure is a project that doesnt work, an initiative thatteaches you something at the same time the outcomedoesnt move you directly closer to your goal.A mistake is either a failure repeated, doing something forthe second time when you should have known better, or amisguided attempt (because of carelessness, selfishnessor hubris) that hindsight reminds you is worth avoiding.We need a lot more failures, I think. Failures that dont killus make us bolder, and teach us one more way that wontwork, while opening the door to things that might.”
  4. 2. Avoid stupid mistakes
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  7. 3. You cant make an omelette without breaking eggs
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  9. 4. Take action
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  12. 5. Take more risks
  13. Jump
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  15. 6. Dare to dream
  16. The future of the mobile
  17. Wrong predictionsTelevision wont last because people will soon get tired of staringat a plywood box every night. Darryl Zanuck, movie producer,20th Century Fox, 1946Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil?Youre crazy. Associates of Edwin L. Drake refusing his suggestionto drill for oil in 1859.Remote shopping, while entirely feasible, will flop—becausewomen like to get out of the house, like to handle merchandise,like to be able to change their minds. Time, 1966, in one sentencewriting off e-commerce long before anyone had ever heard of it.
  18. 7. No success without flops
  19. 7 Products Steve Jobs Got Wrong
  20. Einstein’s Mistakes
  21. 8. Mistakes that worked
  22. 10 examples
  23. Leaning Tower of Pisa
  24. 9. Serendipity: happy accidents
  25. Famous examples
  26. Famous examples
  27. 10. Use new words
  28. NearlingA nearling is a positive word for something new that you did withthe right intentions, which has not (yet) led to the right result.The reasons for nearlings not to succeed can be diverse, thecircumstances have changed; a better option has been chosen; youmade an error; faith decided differently; there suddenly were otherpriorities, etc.Until this moment there was no right English word for thisphenomenum. There is the word failure, yet that soundednegative. You only recognize a nearling when you look back. Youcan always learn from a nearling. The nearling fills a gap in theinternational innovation language.
  29. Nearling
  30. 11. Forget best practices, learn from worst practices
  31. Failure week
  32. 12. Make fun of failures
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  34. 13. Publish your failures
  35. Journal of Errology
  36. 14. Forget perfection
  37. Perfection quoteStriving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.Harriet Braiker
  38. Beta
  39. 15. Love customer feedback
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  41. ?Dear Yellow Pages, see this big stack of unclaimed telephone books? NOBODY WANTS THEM. Please stop killing trees and GET A NEW1 BUSINESS MODEL.”
  42. 16. You don’t have to be the first
  43. Malcom Gladwell
  44. 17. Learn from failed business models
  45. Board of innovation
  46. 18. Never give up
  47. Famous failures
  48. Think different
  49. 19. Final
  50. 20. More ways for innovation
  52. 21. About us