Sometimes Success Begins at Failure

HBS Working Knowledge: Innovation: Sometimes Success Begins at Failure

I don’t know how many times the idea of building a knowledge base of failed efforts in order to learn from them has come up, but somehow nobody takes it seriously enough to do it. I understand, however, that the US Army has a department of Lessons Learned at some place like Ft. Knox. They’ve studied what went wrong in battle, and it’s paid off extremely well.

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