Thomas Edison is supposed to have said 'I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 things that don't work'. Failure of this form is a popular topic of conversation among philanthropists these days. It fits in with their interests in design thinking and rapid prototyping, and much of the literature on how innovation happens. In technology innovation in particular, the idea of 'failing fast' (and cheaply) is almost gospel.

Failing Forward
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