I’m generally unconvinced when people say “it’s ok to fail”. Because it generally isn’t. Failing is typically rewarded with blame and loss. And it can be unfair: not unfair in the judgement, but in the distribution.
When we fail, we should fail fairly: not in a culture that seeks out scapegoats, but in a culture that holds blame securely. The simple act of distributing blame is simply one of spending vengeance. It’s not an investment. We have to hold our failure, and channel it to learning, and hold blame, to invest in learning.
‘Failing Fast’ may be trendy, but if we fail fast unfairly, then we have simply failed.