The Failure Institute

The Failure Institute

From Oops to Epic

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.” Since I’m in higher education, I will say “donor.” If you are trying to tell the difference, it is probably a lost cause because there isn’t much. Investors fuel […]

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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: The Secret to Success." I was excited, and looking forward to the event. So I marked it on my calendar and kept going with my day. Unfortunately, I made […]

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“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 you are a loser, trash, worthless. Now imagine in spite of your beginning you have a great life. You invent, discover, create, write, or begin something. You are known […]

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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 you to take away from it is that failure—your failure, my failure—will always involve one element. That element is time, or more specifically, the passage of time. You try […]

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