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Rewarding Spectacular Failure

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2018 GraduationMay 5th, 2018
4 months to go.

In class last night, we had an interesting conversation in class about failure.  Then this morning I stumbled on this blog post, in which the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose gives an award to “The Most Spectacular Failure” for a youth engineering project.  Here’s what they say:

kids

At its most fundamental level engineering design is about learning to think critically and working to solve problems, life skills that will serve students well in any future endeavors. It teaches them that what they do with failure — how they handle it and how they channel it — is more important than whether or not things go as planned. We know that when you fail you learn. Now take that knowledge and make the world better! 

For the full blog post, click here.

What do you think?  How has failure ignited your own success in career or life?  How does your organization award or penalize failures?

 

Image courtesy TheTech.org

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