Me, quoted in Failure is not Fatal: 5 Inspiring Perspectives:
Every failure has fueled my successes because I’m the type of person who learns from trial-and-error. The key to that way of learning is by intentionally observing what isn’t working, and correcting for it the next time around.
At Cheezburger, this has manifested itself in large and small ways. A small example would be that once we had a project go off in the wrong direction because we didn’t get clear strategic buy-in before we started, so now we always do a strategy review before we begin.
A large example would be that at a previous job, our design and development teams reported into different parts of the organization causing our efforts often to be misaligned, so now we have our design and development as part of the same team.