This is the keynote presentation Ashley Good gave at FailCon Oslo back in June. Ashley is a fellow traveler who helps companies and non-governmental organizations tell their failure stories so they can learn and improve. Her site AdmittingFailure.com includes stories and discussions of learning from failure. Her talk is a great reinforcement of many points we discuss at this site. Enjoy!
Money quote from a hockey coach to a player who was focused on playing perfectly: "You are not falling enough... practice is for finding your edge." Failure is a way to test our limits and understand what we have to do to get better.
One of Ashley's pieces of work is the annual Failure Report published by the Canadian NGO Engineers Without Borders. You can access its 2012 Failure Report here.