Failure Lab

  

Yesterday Failure Lab hosted its latest gathering in a city that has become the poster child for civic failure – Detroit. The Rapidian provided a pre-event overview that described the speaker series…

  • “Six storytellers shared an experience they had with failure. Storytellers spoke about the military, divorce, music and art. Success was a topic that was not discussed…After each storyteller was done with their story, short moments of silence were held to let the audience write their thoughts on paper or share them online via Twitter. Comments by the audience were later collected and posted on Failure-Lab’s website…’One of the surprising things for me was how much of an emotionally relieving experience this can be and how sharing [their stories of failure] reduces that pain, all that emotion,’ says Dean. ‘I didn’t know it’d have that profound of an impact on people and I think it really helped them. Failure-Lab wants to help communities embrace failure. You need a community: sort of a family to be able to be there to pick you up and say, ‘you know, we need you to get back out there and do it again for the sake of this community, and for improvement, for growth.’”

Failure Lab has its own YouTube Channel which features a collection of these stories from past events (such as Andy Soper below) for your own online lab…

 

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