Failure Stories

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 […]
August 21, 2015

Look At Your Plate!

Dr. Kneeland Brown is a Fellow in our Higher Education plank.  If I were currently working in a formal business setting, I would just say “investors.” […]