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October 28, 2008

News & Opinion: The good teacher named Failure.

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 6:08 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity

One of example of failure Bob Sutton mentions in Weird Ideas That Work is that of IDEO's invention process, specifically Skyline, a toy development department.
This week he ran across a another organization's failure rate. That of, The Onion's. On a This American, Ira Glass talks to The Onion about their creation process. that tells of The Onion's failure rate. They aim for 18 stories each week; to get there, they start with around 600 ideas!
A link to This American Life.
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Related: Seth also blogged about failure today.

About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.