The F Word

Failure is an option. In association with Callaghan Innovation.

The F Word

Failure

As part of Callaghan Innovation's F Word project, Idealog conducted research on the New Zealand business community's attitude to failure and got some business big noters to discuss the best mistakes they'd made. Callaghan conducted its own interviews with the help of Scifilms and has released a series of videos that offer some personal examples of how important it is to try, try and try again.

Failure

Silicon Valley renaissance man Gary Bolles on what we can learn from the Valley’s acceptance of failure as a necessary part of eventual success.

Failure

Do investors run scared when they hear about a founder’s failure, or are battle scars seen as a positive? Is a good idea more attractive than an adaptable team? And are New Zealanders ‘failure tolerant’ enough? Caitlin Salter talks to the experts.

Failure

Idealog has partnered with Callaghan Innovation to take a look at the nature of failure in business – the good, the bad and the unintentionally educational. So we’re asking Kiwi high-fliers and heavy-hitters about what failure means to them, what they’ve learned, and what ‘mistakes’ they’re most proud of. This week: Tony Marsh, personal trainer and founder of fitness app I.AM.

Failure

Idealog has partnered with Callaghan Innovation to take a look at the nature of failure in business – the good, the bad and the unintentionally educational. So we’re asking questions: Is there a stigma, in this country, around ‘failure’? Is it a good thing to ‘fail fast’? Would you be wary investing in a start-up run by an entrepreneur with a string of failed businesses? We’ll be presenting the results of our survey in a special feature – ‘The F Word’ – in the next issue of Idealog. In the lead up to that, we’re asking Kiwi high-fliers and heavy-hitters about what failure means to them, what they’ve learned, and what ‘mistakes’ they’re most proud of.

Failure

Idealog has partnered with Callaghan Innovation to take a look at the nature of failure in business – the good, the bad and the unintentionally educational. So we’re asking questions: Is there a stigma, in this country, around ‘failure’? Is it a good thing to ‘fail fast’? Would you be wary investing in a start-up run by an entrepreneur with a string of failed businesses? We’ll be presenting the results of our survey in a special feature – ‘The F Word’ – in the next issue of Idealog. In the lead up to that, we’re asking Kiwi high-fliers and heavy-hitters about what failure means to them, what they’ve learned, and what ‘mistakes’ they’re most proud of.

Failure

Idealog has partnered with Callaghan Innovation to take a look at the nature of failure in business – the good, the bad and the unintentionally educational. So we’re asking questions: Is there a stigma, in this country, around ‘failure’? Is it a good thing to ‘fail fast’? Would you be wary investing in a start-up run by an entrepreneur with a string of failed businesses? We’ll be presenting the results of our survey in a special feature – ‘The F Word’ – in the next issue of Idealog. In the lead up to that, we’re asking Kiwi high-fliers and heavy-hitters about what failure means to them, what they’ve learned, and what ‘mistakes’ they’re most proud of.

Failure

Idealog has partnered with Callaghan Innovation to take a look the nature of failure in business – the good, the bad and the unintentionally educational. So we’re asking questions: Is there a stigma, in this country, around ‘failure’? Is it a good thing to ‘fail fast’? Would you be wary of investing in start-up run by an entrepreneur with a string of failed businesses?

Failure

Idealog has partnered with Callaghan Innovation to take a look the nature of failure in business – the good, the bad and the unintentionally educational. So we’re asking questions: Is there a stigma, in this country, around ‘failure’? Is it a good thing to ‘fail fast’? Would you be wary investing in start-up run by an entrepreneur with a string of failed businesses?

Failure

Idealog has partnered with Callaghan Innovation to take a look the nature of failure in business – the good, the bad and the unintentionally educational. Sam Shosanya, chief executive of Paper Plus, shares a teachable moment from early in his career.

Failure

Idealog has partnered with Callaghan Innovation to take a look the nature of failure in business – the good, the bad and the unintentionally educational. So we’re asking questions: Is there a stigma, in this country, around ‘failure’? Is it a good thing to ‘fail fast’? Would you be wary investing in start-up run by an entrepreneur with a string of failed businesses?

Failure

Callaghan Innovation and Idealog are aiming to start a national conversation about business failure. And to gauge attitudes to it, we're conducting some research with our readers. So please take five minutes to share your views on the topic and all those who complete the survey will go into the draw to win some beautiful wrist-based time-telling technology from Tissot.

Techweek AKL

Silicon Valley renaissance man Gary Bolles has lectured and produced events for the biggest brands in Silicon Valley (Hi Google!) and is the co-founder of eParachute, an online career guidance platform. Next week he is speaking at Project Connect, part of Techweek AKL. We ask him about what will happen to our careers when the robots take over.