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Why The Ability To Fail Leads To Innovation

Forbes.com, 3 August 2017

"Success is 99% failure." What is the relationship of failure to innovation and why do so few organizations have a culture where the ability to fail or experiment is a valued part of innovation? What are the organizational barriers to this?

Laurence Lehman Ortega, affiliate professor in strategy and business policy at HEC Paris Executive Education, explains that failure itself doesn’t lead to innovation but it’s how you deal with failure that matters. 

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