If you succeed, it's learning opportunity.

If you fail, it's a learning opportunity.

In radical innovation, every step forward is a step into terra incognita where opportunities are guides and failures are teachers.








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Managing Failures


Failure Is a Very Lifeblood of Breakthrough Success

The freedom to innovate, to experiment and to succeed is useless without the freedom to fail Case Studies.

Intelligent failure provides a great learning opportunity and leads to success. It is through seeming failure that most of greatest successes are achieved. It is by trying lots of disruptive initiatives that you can improve your chances that one of them will be a star.

Noble Failure

Look Deeper

The bigger a failure, the deeper its roots. At times of mega-failure, seek the deeper roots of it. Ask 5-Why questions, challenge fundamental assumptions to identify the true reason of the failure. Big failures may require paradigm shifts and outside-the-box solutions. But keep in mind, that disruptive ideas need equally disruptive attitudes and vehicles for their implementations.

Learn from Feedback and Advance

The only real failure is failure to learn from your experience. Learning from feedback means that you are more likely to be flexible rather than rigid in your dealings with yourself and others.

Learning SWOT Questions

If things go wrong, don't wait for others to change – start change with yourself.

If what you're doing isn't working, think it over and decide what you can do differently for a better result next time. Learn flexibility from water – flow around obstacles towards your final destination.

Prevent Stupid and Costly Failures

Learning from failures is very beneficial. Yet, some failure, especially stupid and very costly failures, can and should be prevented... More


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Anthem of Innompic Games

"I Have a Difference To Make!"

Let other guys be safer sailors
Afraid of making a mistake,
But I take risks and learn from failures
I have a difference to make!... More





Vadim Kotelnikov advice quotes

In radical innovation, every step forward is a step into terra incognita where opportunities are guides and failures are teachers.

Vadim Kotelnikov

Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo    Business e-Coach    Innompic Games icon

Vadim Kotelnikov advice quotes

Don't talk about problems, talk about opportunities.

Vadim Kotelnikov

Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo   Business e-Coach   Innompic Games icon




Soichiro Honda quotes

Success is 99% failure.

Soichiro Honda


Lao Tzu advice quotes teachings

Failure is the foundation of success,
and the means by which it is achieved.

Lao Tzu

Dale Carnegie quotes

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.


Henry Ford advice

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Henry Ford

Ford Moror

Robert Kiyosaki quotes

You will make some mistakes but, if you learn from those mistakes, those mistakes will become wisdom and wisdom is essential to becoming wealthy.




Thomas Edison advice quotes invention discovery

I have not failed 700 times. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.

Thomas Edison

Bill Gates advice

Many costly Microsoft product failures provided the learning and opportunity for development of many of Microsoft's biggest successes.

Bill Gates


Richard Branson business advice quotes

You don't learn to walk by following rules.
You learn by doing, and by falling over.  >>>

Richard Branson

Virgin Group

IDEO Tom Kelley creativity innovation quotes

Find the silver lining in every cloud. Setbacks aren’t problems, they’re opportunities >>>

Tom Kelley