The opening lines of a podcast I was listening to recently were eye opening.
It was all about innovation.
Everyone loves innovation. We want newer gadgets, faster gadgets, cooler gadgets.
And its not just gadgets, but even services. Anything that helps get our work done better and faster.
So what was this podcast saying?
That innovation is all about only one thing.
That one has to fail, if they have to innovate, because it is inherently an iterative process.
But schools and social media and the world in general is all about glorifying the exact opposite of failure. “Success”
How can we hope to succeed, if we don’t know how to fail?