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Aiming to fail: Lessons from a top CEO

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HC Online | 06 Jun 2014, 10:33 AM Agree 0
Choosing projects that are guaranteed to fail may sound like a strange business strategy, but it’s all about thinking outside the box, according to Luxottica Asia-Pacific CEO Chris Beer.
  • Paul | 06 Jun 2014, 12:25 PM Agree 0
    hahah - I not sure if agree. If all the projects work, then there is no need to learn as there is no learning gap - but rather continue to execute. At this level one may have achieved unconscious competence.

    To continue to learn - if one prefers to execute and fail rather than execute and succeed then one would select an area that one is incompetent in - therefore increasing the likelihood of failure and accumulating associated learning’s (generic skills) gained from such failures. A traditional business would probably not allow its employees to take on projects far removed from its normal scope.
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