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Rebecca commented on TED Positive - sharing failure **UPDATED**

I love this idea! Failure is such a great teacher.

I want to come back to something mentioned earlier in the discussion, which is the idea of having different disciplines involved. I think that rather than creating different nights for people interested in similar disciplines -- architecture -- the idea Louise puts forward of having speakers from 3 different disciplines each night would be great. It's important not to underestimate the power of lateral and associative thinking -- so that someone's story from a project completely unlike mine might teach me something, or spark an unexpected idea.

I also think that there is a temporal aspect to failure. Depending on when the experience happened relative to the story, the story about it will change. Put another way, there is "digested" failure, which will be people telling stories of a failure and what they learned from it; but there is also possibly an opportunity for people to talk about "undigested" failure, allowing someone in the midst of a problem to seek solutions. I wonder if there would be a way to allow the audience to problem solve.