In Praise of Failure

James Dyson, inventor of those snazzy vacuum cleaners no regular person can afford, on how failure is necessary to succeed in life.

By fostering an environment where failure is embraced, even those of us far from our student days have the freedom to make mistakes — and learn from them still. No one is going to get it right the first time. Instead of being punished for mistakes along the way, learn from them. I fail constantly. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I was hoping for something a bit more from his essay, some insight into how failure leads to success, but instead it kind of just feels like he was fellating himself and his company. Still, that nugget alone is worth saving.

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