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A Silicon Valley Conference About Failing Is Big Success per Wired. I want to know what lessons you learned from failure. Excerpts below. Full post at

“In Silicon Valley, failure isn’t an option. It’s mandatory.

A whole conference devoted to failure, FailCon, may be a first, but it’s looking like a success…The point of the conference…wasn’t to celebrate failure, but to learn from it.

Mark Pincus, a serial entrepreneur who now runs the popular social gaming Zynga, argued that learning to claim responsibility for failure leads to the fearlessness that entrepreneurs must have.

“If we can all intellectually and emotionally own our failures, then you control your destiny,” Pincus said….

But more importantly, companies need to learn how to fail in the right ways.”

Posted by Kathy Sandler on Friday, November 20, 2009 at 1:06 AM

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