From Stanford's School of Engineering's blog, "Ask the Expert": How Should Organizations Handle Failures?
This Business Week article, "How Failure Breeds Success" argues that breakthroughs depend on failure and the best companies embrace their mistakes. I particularly like the idea of "failure parties."
"The best-run organizations understand that failure enables improvements in everyday work and characterizes the creative process. Dysfunctional companies create a climate of fear where failures are stigmatized and hidden. There, mistakes are never examined, creativity is stifled and progress is difficult."
From Hack the System: Habits, Failure, and the Creative Process–How IDEO, the World’s Premier Design Firm, Succeeds by Expecting Failure
In the Creative Liberty blog post: Embracing Creative Failure (I): Getting It Half-Right , insightfully aligns "failure" with the inherent iterative nature of the creative process.
Dave Atack of Intrepid Learning argues we should embrace failure as a learning tool in his post, "Fear of Failure."
Michael Hyatt, who writes on intentional leadership and Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers. In his podcast: How to Benefit from Setbacks and Failures he speaks to the lessons he's learned from big failures in his work and personal lives.