Chapter 10. Failures: The Encyclopedia of Mistakes
FAILURE IS LACK OF SUCCESS.
|--COLLINS COBUILD, ENGLISH LANGUAGE DICTIONARY|
The Encyclopedia of Mistakes
I fail often and in many different ways. To use a cliché: I could fill a whole book on failing. Imagine a large, black leather-bound dictionary: The Encyclopedia of Mistakes – a systematic run-through of the nature of defeat. There are so many different sorts of mistakes: small, big, acceptable, unacceptable, instructive, unnecessary, one-offs. Blessing-in-disguise mistakes, all's-well-that-ends-well mistakes, wrong-decision-at-the-last-minute mistakes, devastating mistakes, unnoticeable mistakes, mistakes with immediate effect, mistakes that are discovered long after the event. There are small ...