Mistakes: The Shadow Capital for Learning

Koumpis, Adamantios (June 2021). Mistakes: The Shadow Capital for Learning In: Innovations in Learning and Technology for the Workplace and Higher Education Proceedings of ‘The Learning Ideas Conference’ 2021. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems: Vol. 349 (pp. 191-198). Springer 10.1007/978-3-030-90677-1

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Mistakes, whether resulting from defective judgment, deficient knowledge and carelessness, or misconceptions and misunderstandings, are never trivial to deal with. However, if approached appropriately, they can become a source of potential corporate value so that they can facilitate future growth and development. Accounting of mistakes can prove an extremely tricky area — the same as in financial reporting, accounting is not an end on its own but a means to an end. We live with our mistakes, but we don’t have to die with them. Finding the courage to change things may seem difficult, but the opportunity is big and is available anytime we decide to seize it. It is never too late to see an opportunity for change: the more we invest in explaining our mistakes to ourselves, the easier we shall get “rid” of them and minimize the risks of making the same mistakes again. Admitting mistakes is not easy but should not become unbearable for the people: it is what we learn from our mistakes and our failures that may drive us into our future successes.

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Business School > Institute for Digital Technology Management > Digtial Innovation and Transformation
Business School


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L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
T Technology > T Technology (General)




Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems






Adamantios Koumpis

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26 Nov 2021 11:46

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Mistakes, Shadow capital, Intellectual capital, Corporate value





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