“Draw your chair up close to the edge of the precipice and I’ll tell you a story”. — F. Scott Fitzgerald, Notebooks
We all tiptoe around the f-word — failure, that is. Failure:Lab was founded in 2012 with the mission to eliminate the fear of failure and encourage intelligent risk taking. The events showcase personal stories of failure, publish crowdsourced lessons, and instigate discussion. Failure:Lab describes itself as a raw and intimate evening showcasing personal stories of failure. Like the 60 second stories from One Minute Wonders, it’s a great idea for showcasing organisational heroes and encouraging resilient and innovative workplace cultures.
With a refreshing vibe of openness, it helps pave the way for change by crushing the isolation and stigma around failure. Failure:Lab empowers audience members to persevere by exploring the space between people who fail and quit, and those who get back up again.
By talking about failure, the audience can begin a dialogue about how the local community can help foster success. Failure then takes its rightful place as the crucial first step to the next big thing.
Embrace it, learn from it, build on it.