Monday, August 23, 2010

Innovation and Failure


Lest anyone think that I am only interested in my own writings about failure, here are three recent clips from others that highlight the inextricable relationship between innovation and failure.

Paul Tough's New York Times op-ed on the federal Promise Neighborhoods initiative argues that it is sometimes a good idea to invest in unproven innovations.

In the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Clara Miller writes about the Social Innovation Fund and makes the case that innovators need both transparency and privacy if they are to learn from failure.

And the New York Times reports on FailFaire, a gathering designed to highlight lessons from failed technology efforts.