Here are good ol’ More than a living, we like to think we’re pretty upfront about our mistakes.
It’s not that we like making them.
But once they’re made, there’s a certain amount of catharsis in delving into the causes and results of the mistake. Especially when it helps us see the correct path for solving the problem.
Why not use a mistake as a lesson to make yourself, or your team, better?
Those folks who hide from mistakes or sweep them under the rug are simply deluding themselves.
In fact, you may not know this, so I’ll let you in on a little secret: everyone makes mistakes.
So why not revel in it?
That’s our attitude. And that’s why it was so nice to see 37signals take a similar tact, describing some recent mistakes they made when building an import tool for Highrise.
If you have a few minutes, it’s well worth the read.