Fail Faire DC 2011 – a celebration of failure as leadership in ICT4D
As part of the ICTworks community, Inveneo organized Fail Faire DC 2011 on October 13th at the World Bank. The event was an amazing celebration of failure as a mark of innovation and leadership in ICT interventions.
With fun, fast, Ignite-style presentations of professional failures, we had much laughter as we navel-gazed at where we have all gone wrong in mixing technology and international development.
Yet we LEARNED from failure. Failure is no reason to be ashamed. Failure shows leadership, innovation, and risk-taking in pushing the boundaries of what is possible in scaling ideas from pilots to global programs. As Slate.com says, there is great value in examining our mistakes as we go beyond the easy and the simple.
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