FAIL is Not a Four-Letter Word

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Scheduled: Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 1:30 – 2:15pm in B301

Excerpt

Projects fail. Companies crash and burn. Screws fall out all the time; the world is an imperfect place. Just because it happens doesn’t mean we can’t do our best to prevent it or—at the very least—to minimize the damage when it does. As a matter of fact, embracing failure can be one of the best things you do for your organization.

Description

Projects fail. Companies crash and burn. Screws fall out all the time; the world is an imperfect place. Just because it happens doesn’t mean we can’t do our best to prevent it or—at the very least—to minimize the damage when it does. As a matter of fact, embracing failure can be one of the best things you do for your organization.

During this session I’ll cover:

  • The most common causes for failure
  • Suggestions for how to avoid failing
  • How to use failure to your advantage

Speaking experience

I spoke at OSBridge in 2011 (twice) and at both OSBridge (twice) and OSCON (once) in 2012. You'll be able to find my OSB talks easily enough with the links above and from my profile. The link to my OSCON talk is: http://www.oscon.com/oscon2012/public/schedule/detail/23293

This will be a new talk for 2013.

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