Mistake Bank

From the Mistake Bank: Marissa Mayer on Google’s Biggest Mistakes

It’s always refreshing to hear mistake stories from companies whose successes have given them mythical status. Consider Google. There have been so many stories written about their engineering prowess (here & here), their unique culture (here & here), etc., that it’s easy to view them as mistakes (Though it’s fair to say their public image has taken a bit of a beating recently.)

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The Mistake Bank Would Like Your Vote

by: John Caddell

I've entered The Mistake Bank in the Groundswell awards for social media. Please visit if you have a moment and rate the site or write a review. I'm sure there will be lots of great contenders, but the M-Bank has proven to be a very nice learning experience for me and hopefully for others.

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'Senior Leadership Teams' Is Essential Reading for Executives

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The Mistake Bank Manifesto

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To Progress in Complex Environments, Experiment

by: John Caddell

I was talking to my wife tonight about a discovery I'll call the "Mistake Bank Manifesto" which I'll post about later. The upshot of what I was saying is that the folks who wrote the Mistake Bank Manifesto (I named it, others created it) asserted that learning from mistakes, while exceptionally useful to senior leadership teams, is often highly unnatural for very successful leaders.

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