“Ending the insanity of repeating mistakes and reinventing the wheel”
“Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won’t have time to make them all yourself.” - Alfred Sheinwold
“We’ve all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes, but I think it’s more important to learn from successes. If you learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors.” - Norman Vincent Peale
“First, get the cow out of the ditch. Second, find out how the cow got into the ditch. Third, make sure you do whatever it takes to make sure the cow doesn’t go into the ditch again.” - Albert C. Black Jr.
How it works:1. Start with a story:2. Put the story into a form that others can learn from, adapt, and use:Free narrativeAssign/create new categories and topicsBlogAudio/video (optional)Case (wiki)Show connections (Knowledge Map)We only have a few stories, as we’re just getting started. As long as there are lessons to be learned, this site will continue to grow.We look forward to your comments. We hope you’ll share your own stories: war stories, horror stories, success stories...it doesn’t matter, as long as there’s a lesson to be shared and learned!
Too much time, money and resources are wasted repeating mistakes and “re-inventing the wheel.” We aim to find the best way to learn from past attempts at solving problems and apply those lessons to situations we’re facing either now or in the future.