Ya hace tiempo que me llama la atención esta teoría ;-)
(24 de marzo de 2009: el error está sobrevalorado)
Está bien aprender de los errores, es necesario. Y hay que crear un ambiente en el que no se castigue el error derivado de la investigación. Pero tampoco se trata de no promocionar el acierto ¿no? ;-P
En Harvard Business Review: Failure is Failure:
" … Companies and organizations of all stripes are trying to encourage their people to take more risks and encourage failure as they seek out more and more innovation. As the visual designer for Tron: Legacy remarked, "Failure makes perfect." Certainly it's one of those things that's easier said than done: failure is fun as an intellectual exercise, but rarely enjoyable when you're in the midst of it or dealing with the aftermath.
Tolerance for failure is good, up to a point. But is failure what we should be so focused on? I think not.
Yoda may have been wise in many things, but he wasn't much of an experimenter; his statement "Do or do not. There is no try" is the antithesis of the innovator's credo. The innovator is all about trying, and hopefully you'll get to a successful "do" somewhere along the line.
The only way that failure becomes useful is if you learn from it. If you keep failing and fail to learn, then you really have failed. If you fail repeatedly but increase your knowledge with each dead end and can put that knowledge to work in the next round, then you are succeeding. What we need to fetishize when innovating and taking risks, therefore, is learning. …"