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Failure: 'It's an Emotional Problem'

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t.alex
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Re: Analyzing the failure is important
t.alex   11/26/2013 1:34:38 PM
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TaimoorZ, unfortunately, the fear of failure and the idea that failure must be avoided at all cost are still pervasive in most parts of the world.

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Re: Analyzing the failure is important
TaimoorZ   11/26/2013 12:41:45 PM
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"main difference between Silicon Valley and other places is in Silicon Valley, people celebrate failures as much as they do for success."

@t.alex: Yeah the whole idea is to make failure appear as cool as success. One of the ways to do this is to ensure that your reward mechanism is not entirely on success but equally balanced to cater towards failure too. People should be rewarded for trying and not just for being succesful.

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Re: Analyzing the failure is important
t.alex   11/21/2013 5:44:38 PM
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I have heard many peope who live and work at different places in the world say that the main difference between Silicon Valley and other places is in Silicon Valley, people celebrate failures as much as they do for success. This makes it a place of innovation as people are not so afraid of failures.

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Re: Analyzing the failure is important
Hospice_Houngbo   11/21/2013 4:04:54 PM
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It is often said "If you don't prepare for success, you are sure to fail". Even though we know that well-planned projects can fail, we should always endeavor to avoid failure as much as possible. I understand that Jennifer wants people to learn how to deal with failure and not let that be an innovation killer in them, but it is also true that unless you know why you failed in a project, you will likely fail in other projects as well.

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Re: Learning itself is a process of smart failures
TaimoorZ   11/20/2013 1:53:27 AM
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@prabhakar: I think what's important to note here is when people try to understand a successful person, they only look at his/her successes and ignore the failures. Whereas, the failures had played a vital role in bringing that success up. People will only glorify Steve Jobs' launch of iPhone and iPad but they don't really look at other things that didn't go so well for him during his career.

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Analyzing the failure is important
TaimoorZ   11/20/2013 1:50:23 AM
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"With the right answers, Sundheim says, failure can help you shape a new culture of innovation."

@Jennifer: I think what's important to note here is that failure alone cannot teach you anything. It's important to analyze the failure and draw lessons out of it only then you can succeed the next time. I've seen people proudly mention their failures but they also keep failing over and over. The reason is the same - they don't simply look at what went wrong.

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Learning itself is a process of smart failures
prabhakar_deosthali   11/19/2013 6:37:32 AM
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I perfectly agree with the author of the original blog.

A smart failure , in my opinion, is like allowing your small kid to falter before it can walk. If you continue to hold its hand for fear of him falling flat, the kid would never make it .

Unless a person is habituated  to  some sort of risk taking, he will not be able to build new things, devise to methods.

It is a well known fact that Edison failed 1000 times before he could succeed in making that Light Bulb ! The same could be said of every innovation that has transformed our world, a better living place.

 

 

 



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