Friday, November 02, 2007

Are you Fast Failing?

That term, fast failing, it has a sort of counterintuitive feel to it. If your failing, why would you want to do it quickly. Then again, that's why new terms and concepts catch on, it is how a new meme makes the rounds.

The term fast fail seems to have worked it's way into management and innovation circles via a circuitous path starting in computing. By making components fail-fast, the overall system becomes more fault tolerant.

In innovation the idea is to follow your nose towards the new users, or those on the bleeding edge, who always like to try new things.

These ideas come from Malcolm Galdwell's book BLINK!

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