FAIL! happens to everyone
Our world has become a very competitive place. People often suffer from external judgment and unhelpfully high expectations: undergrad students trying not to fail their classes, grad students suffering from the pressure of publishing in the best journals, startups dealing with the unforgiving face of the entrepreneurial world. We need to deliver a message, that a FAIL! can happen to anyone, anywhere; to our bosses, to our PIs, and to ourselves!
FAIL! and carry on
We want to understand how to make the best of failures, how to manage and overcome them. A principal goal of our event is to change the culture in companies, universities, and society in general by creating a more understanding and accepting environment towards failures. We believe this is especially powerful by giving high profile individuals, such as experts, CEO’s or professors the opportunity to get on a platform to talk about their personal failures, societal failures, and collective failures and how they learned from them.
Always keep in mind that a FAIL! can happen to everyone, even to the best among us.
You learn more when things go wrong than when they go right because you must think creatively.
In our life we don’t just conceal failure, we project success. Still, all people fail, including the geniuses.
Happiness requires being gentle with your failures.
If you’re not failing all the time, you’re aiming too low.
The only real failure is the failure of not being yourself.