Failure will happen. It's what you do with it that counts. Design smart mistakes and succeed sooner with Fail Better, the award-winning management book by Anjali Sastry and Kara Penn.
Fail Better shows you how to design mistakes at a scale, scope, and visibility that drive better outcomes, improve individual and team capacity, and build organization-wide learning.
Awards for Fail Better
Top 10 Business Books of 2014
- Business Digest
Best Book of Nov. 2014
- Amazon.com Editors
You can’t escape failure. A systems-based examination of failure’s roots helps to establish why. Smart mistakes bring benefits.
Enabling productive failures calls for a systematic approach. We introduce the fail better method here: launch, iterate and embed.
Look here for very practical guidance on how to apply book’s ideas to your work to start implementing the Fail Better method right away.
Lay the groundwork for a new project to enable effective learning and productive surprise.
Explore the three essential elements of iteration: planning, taking action while capturing data, and examining results to decide the next action step. Small steps can yield big results.
Embed what’s been learned, and build on it-for yourself, the team, the organization, and beyond.
Embrace the Fail Better mindset, a way of approaching challenges that you’ll draw from to refine your own personal principles and approaches.
Delve into the design-for-learning principles behind the Fail Better method to help you understand and improvise from the foundation on which the approach is built.
See Fail Better principles in action through BRAC, an organization that over the course of four decades has achieved global change with limited resources.
Examine how the Fail Better approach could help make the world a better place through an example from the present and an inspiration from the past.
Could any project, anywhere, accomplish even more?
We think so. Your next effort could home in on the right deliverables while uncovering new insights, building new capabilities, and enabling useful learning. Start with your next project, and you could help change the world.Buy the Book Visit the Website
In corporations, governments, academic organizations, and nonprofits, there is a desperate need for leaders willing to boldly experiment, thoughtfully learn from failures, and refocus their efforts—yet few actually do. In this important book, Sastry and Penn show us how.
Sachin H. Jain
Lecturer, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; former Senior Advisor, Health Care Reform, Obama Administration