I love these quick lessons in using failure as a tool by Vinod Khosla, founder of Sun Microsystems among many, many other things. A friend pointed me to this great infographic after spotting my own blog on the dividing line between success and failure.
"No failure means no risk, which means nothing new," says Vinod. I couldn't agree more.
"Create a culture of experimentation," he adds. "If everyone stuck to being well behaved there would be no progress."
With that mischievous mantra in mind, may I suggest you also watch his fascinating talk into using failure as a tool (handily embedded above). Of course, it's only a suggestion and you should only watch if you really want to. As Vinod suggests, there's nothing wrong with not doing what you are told every now and then...