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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 doesn't work, an initiative that teaches you something at the same time the outcome doesn't move you directly closer to your goal. A mistake is either a failure repeated, doing something for the second time when you should have known better, or a misguided attempt (because of carelessness, selfishness or hubris) that hindsight reminds you is worth avoiding. We need a lot more failures, I think. Failures that don't kill us make us bolder, and teach us one more way that won't work, while opening the door to things that might.” http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/12/the-difference-between-a-failure-and-a-mistake.html
  4. 2. Avoid stupid mistakes
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  7. 3. You can't 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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voB6WiP83NU
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  15. 6. Dare to dream
  16. The future of the mobile http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx2Slxp0TkM
  17. Wrong predictions Television won't last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night. Darryl Zanuck, movie producer, 20th Century Fox, 1946 Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You're crazy. Associates of Edwin L. Drake refusing his suggestion to drill for oil in 1859. Remote shopping, while entirely feasible, will flop—because women like to get out of the house, like to handle merchandise, like to be able to change their minds. Time, 1966, in one sentence writing off e-commerce long before anyone had ever heard of it. http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Incorrect_predictions
  18. 7. No success without flops
  19. 7 Products Steve Jobs Got Wrong http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/25/steve-jobs-apple-flops_n_936038.html#s339143&title=1_Apple_III
  20. Einstein’s Mistakes http://discovermagazine.com/2008/sep/01-einstein.s-23-biggest-mistakes
  21. 8. Mistakes that worked
  22. 10 examples http://www.antibodycommunications.com/corporate/Top10Mistakes.pdf
  23. Leaning Tower of Pisa
  24. 9. Serendipity: happy accidents
  25. Famous examples http://www.squidoo.com/serendipity-luck-coincidence#module18053372
  26. Famous examples http://www.squidoo.com/serendipity-luck-coincidence#module18053372
  27. 10. Use new words
  28. Nearling A nearling is a positive word for something new that you did with the right intentions, which has not (yet) led to the right result. The reasons for nearlings not to succeed can be diverse, the circumstances have changed; a better option has been chosen; you made an error; faith decided differently; there suddenly were other priorities, etc. Until this moment there was no right English word for this phenomenum. There is the word 'failure', yet that sounded negative. You only recognize a nearling when you look back. You can always learn from a nearling. The nearling fills a gap in the international innovation language. http://www.newshoestoday.com/site/offerings/nearling
  29. Nearling http://www.newshoestoday.com/site/offerings/nearling
  30. 11. Forget best practices, learn from worst practices
  31. Failure week http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-16879336
  32. 12. Make fun of failures
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  34. 13. Publish your failures
  35. Journal of Errology http://bioflukes.com/JoE
  36. 14. Forget perfection
  37. Perfection quote Striving 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 NEW 1 BUSINESS MODEL.”
  42. 16. You don’t have to be the first
  43. Malcom Gladwell http://scene.yahoo.net/cannes-2011/seminars/seminars-articles/when-being-third-is-better-than-being-first
  44. 17. Learn from failed business models
  45. Board of innovation http://www.slideshare.net/boardofinnovation/7-business-models-that-got-shot-in-2011-by-nickdemey-11109603
  46. 18. Never give up
  47. Famous failures http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6hz_s2XIAU
  48. Think different http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oAB83Z1ydE
  49. 19. Final
  50. 20. More ways for innovation
  51. http://www.slideshare.net/marcnewshoestoday/slideshows
  52. 21. About us
  53. http://www.ideadj.com marc@newshoestoday.com

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