F.A.I.L. = “First Attempt in Learning”

Sylvia Acevedo, Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist
In conversation with: Tina Seelig, Stanford University

If you’re always successful, suggests business leader, author and rocket scientist Sylvia Acevedo, you’re probably not stretching yourself enough. It’s okay to fail, she reminds us. But it’s also important to analyze failures. Postmortems on any project allow you to see opportunities in projects that failed, and also identify small failures in projects that were overall a smashing success—so that you can have an even bigger success next time.