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Triumph in failure

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in Best-Practices Leadership,Leaders & Managers

Think like an inventor by looking for opportunity in failure. British inventor James Dyson says that in trying to develop a fine blade of high-speed air for another product, his team accidentally came up with new hand-dryer technology. 

“We saw, in that moment of failure, an idea that had huge advantages in another field,” he says. “We’re examining and correcting failures all day long—that’s what scientists do. When things aren’t going as well as they should be, it gets exciting.”

— Adapted from “Lessons in Leadership,” The Wall Street Journal.

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