While on my way home from buying a lottery ticket today (I am sure to buy from the store that has sold the most winning tickets), I got to thinking about failure. We've been hearing a lot about it recently:
It is interesting to me that a concept that seems precise -- failure -- can actually have a variety of meanings. A story passed around a campfire loses its original meaning because words have different connotations depending on context.
Failing fast, early and often without learning from your mistakes -- without a process for learning -- is merely falling flat on your face. The cheer "failure breeds success" is a self-help gimmick, typically called by MLMers leaning upon metaphysical beliefs Continue reading “OK, fail fast, but fail smart!” »