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  •  I love that! (5+ / 0-)

    Glad you brought it here!

    At my office, we have corporate speak that urges us to "celebrate our losses."

    I hate 99% of the corporate catchphrases we throw about, but I really like this one. The thinking is that we can't always avoid failure but that when we do we fail, instead of mourning it let's celebrate it and find out why.

    Because we know we failed at something, but the important thing is that we don't know WHY, and until we celebrate the loss and agree that we don't want it to happen again, we'll never determine the reason for our failure.

    Of course, in corporate world this translates to sitting in endless meetings about the loss, then determining which department deserves the blame so we can ride their ass for the next quarter.

    Other that that, it's a cool concept.

    P.S. I am not a crackpot.

    by BoiseBlue on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 05:32:56 PM PST

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    •  And make use of your mistakes, and things askew (2+ / 0-)
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      janis b, BoiseBlue

      When The Beatles stopped touring, and fell in love with the rapidly expanding possibilities of the studio, they did this continually. Whenever some new experiment turned back on itself, they found a way to loop it into a larger design, to explore the possibilities of their most random discoveries.

      This might be a more effective technique for artists than accountants.

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 07:51:45 PM PST

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