There is incontrovertible wisdom in learning from failure, yet organisations that do it well are extraordinarily rare. In this series, launched as a key feature of the Impact/Failure conclave, we feature articles, podcasts, and videos by social sector leaders and development professionals, where they share the challenges they faced, reflect upon their mistakes, and highlight the lessons learned in light of their failures. Through these experiences, we learn to fail forward, fail more productively, and fail better. These stories are crowd-sourced and we invite you to share your failure story so that we may celebrate the learning!
What Counts as Failure, What can One Claim as Success?
Vijay Mahajan and MS Sriram on the Failures they Faced in Building a Micro-credit Model for the Poor
I/F 2018 Speaker: Bezwada Wilson
On the Insidious Relationship between Society, Caste, and Failure.
Recovering from Mission Failure
Harish Hande and Thomas Pullenkav Dissect Two Big Failures in the SELCO Journey
I/F 2018 Speaker: Rohini Nilekani
On the Importance of Talking about Failure in the Space of Equity, Inclusion, and Bettering the World
Failures in Philanthropy
A Rich Range of Failures that Plague us in Philanthropy
Failures in Health
Redesigning Rural Health Delivery Models to Bridge Last Mile Gaps