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The Failure Files, 15 May 2011
The Failure Files is a refreshing read about the somewhat taboo topic of failure. It offers different perspectives on failure from a range of authors.
The Failure Files is the output of the Glory of Failure campaign which started as a Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts (RSA) Fellows project.
Innovation and failure go hand in hand, if we don't take risks and try something new we will never learn and grow. Inherent in taking risks is the fear of failure; which often stops us taking the risk in the first place - a great loss.
Individuals, organisations and communities must learn to reframe the meaning of failure, we must stop it being a taboo topic, we must resist fuelling a blame culture and we must embrace failure as something glorious. Failure is crucial to individual learning, innovation and social progress.
This book raises intelligent arguments on the broad topic of failure and is a must read for anyone interested in innovation, entrepreneurship or their own ability to learn from failure.
As Sir Ken Robinson says "If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original."