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Don’t fail fast — fail mindfully | Leticia Gasca

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We celebrate bold entrepreneurs whose ingenuity led them to success, but what happens to those who fail? Far too often, they bury their stories out of shame or humiliation — and miss out on a valuable opportunity for growth, says author and entrepreneur Leticia Gasca. In this thoughtful talk, Gasca calls for business owners to open up about their failures and makes the case for replacing the idea of "failing fast" with a new mantra: fail mindfully.

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25 Comments on Don’t fail fast — fail mindfully | Leticia Gasca

  1. Derpyloz68 The Animator // 13th September 2018 at 9:29 pm // Reply


  2. Tungsten tyrannosaurys // 13th September 2018 at 9:29 pm // Reply


  3. MO2MEN / مؤمن // 13th September 2018 at 9:29 pm // Reply


  4. TED always makes the best videos, when i need them.

  5. Walt Disney himself said it best: KEEP MOVING FOWARD!

  6. Julian Solomone // 13th September 2018 at 9:33 pm // Reply


  7. Julian Solomone // 13th September 2018 at 9:34 pm // Reply

    You can’t comment none of you have watched the full video yet

  8. My lawn needs mowing and the bathroom cleaned.

  9. First ak a Thirteenth

  10. Right

  11. Those opening examples definitely grab your attention, and indeed public humiliation most definitely acts to stifle innovation. This reminds me of the scientific method. Kids reactions to a null hypothesis initially is often thinking that they’d failed, where a good science teacher or scientist will realize that this is just part of the process, and that out of these null hypotheses comes new learning and discovery.

    Love the name F**ck Up Nights, that gave me a good chuckle and I am sure sets the tone for a magical night of sharing.

    Thanks for the inspiring talk. Adding this to our September EdTech Playlist.

  12. Great story

  13. Love this! Thinking that over the years our team has had many ‘failures’, but we don’t think of these as failures, rather as experiments. We throw the mud on the wall and see what sticks. Some things work, and what doesn’t we learn from, and adjust our approach accordingly. But then as a company of storytellers and scientists this approach has always been natural to us. By learning from what doesn’t work, ends up making us stronger and more versatile in the end.

    Thank you for reminding us of this.

  14. watching in x1.5 speed.. best decision of the day

  15. We live in a society… where we even have to learn failing in the right way.

  16. AManWithaWoodenleg2 // 13th September 2018 at 10:22 pm // Reply

    TED is cancer these days.

  17. mostawesomedudeever1 // 13th September 2018 at 10:30 pm // Reply

    Personally, I prefer to fail consistently. It demonstrates I’m good at it!

  18. when you get taught how to fail for 13 minutes

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