Failure Stories

January 3, 2017

Drawing My 2017 New Year’s Resolution

Last year, 2015, I resolved to draw something every single day. I chose this as a resolution because I love art and wanted to perfect my […]
January 3, 2017

Your New Year’s Resolution is Probably Backwards

Like many of you, I am also a connoisseur of New Year resolutions. I have sampled the "reading lists" and the "get in shape" aspirational classics. […]
August 12, 2016

GE’s New Attitude Towards Failure

I was especially interested in the July 27 Wall Street Journal article regarding GE’s rethinking of the role of performance appraisals in evaluating and providing feedback […]
June 2, 2016

Increase Your Return on Failure

For those of you who view the tenets of The Failure Institute as fringe ideas, please get a copy of the May issue of Harvard Business […]
October 23, 2015

The Origin of Failure

Have you ever looked up the origin of a word? Here are some findings on the word failure: fail c. 1200, "be unsuccessful in accomplishing a […]