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The F Word

The F Word: mistakes, they've made a few

Failure

The F Word: mistakes, they've made a few

As part of Callaghan Innovation's F Word project, Idealog conducted research on the New Zealand business community's attitude to failure and got some business big noters to discuss the best mistakes they'd made. Callaghan conducted its own interviews with the help of Scifilms and has released a series of videos that offer some personal examples of how important it is to try, try and try again.

Failure

Idealog has partnered with Callaghan Innovation to take a look at the nature of failure in business – the good, the bad and the unintentionally educational. So we’re asking questions: Is there a stigma, in this country, around ‘failure’? Is it a good thing to ‘fail fast’? Would you be wary investing in a start-up run by an entrepreneur with a string of failed businesses? We’ll be presenting the results of our survey in a special feature – ‘The F Word’ – in the next issue of Idealog. In the lead up to that, we’re asking Kiwi high-fliers and heavy-hitters about what failure means to them, what they’ve learned, and what ‘mistakes’ they’re most proud of.