Failure Stories

October 6, 2016

2016 3Q Summit Recap

Our 3rd Quarter Summit on August 26th achieved our goal of equipping attendees with resources and relationships to navigate through failure. One of the most gratifying […]
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 […]
July 26, 2016

The Story of the 40 in WD-40, and Q3 2016 Summit Preview

When I am introduced as the Chief Mentor in Residence of The Failure Institute, I usually receive a quizzical stare. After explaining that The Failure Institute’s […]
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 […]