Failure Stories

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.” […]
August 20, 2015

Missing the Critical Appointment

Last Friday, the organizers of the brand-new Failure Institute invited me to be at their launch event. “Come share your story,” said Ron Brumbarger. “Bring your book, Failure: […]
August 19, 2015

Bastards

“You’re a bastard!” Imagine beginning life as illegitimate. Imagine beginning life as a failure, behind the 8-ball, in the gutter. Imagine beginning life where people think […]
August 13, 2015

Benjamin Franklin and the Passage of Time

Dr. Dan Miller, the Fellow in our History plank, is the founder of Historical Solutions. The story below is true. Factual. And the point I want […]