Why is making mistakes important?


Jim O'Shaughnessy underscores the significance of making mistakes as they are an integral part of the learning process and contribute to innovation and progress. He discusses embracing mistakes, especially those that are unique ("original mistakes"), as vital for any startup or venture. According to him, encountering and rectifying mistakes is a critical skill for success, as it allows individuals and businesses to progress and adapt. This perspective resonates with the idea that through mistakes, we push the boundaries of knowledge and improve, rather than remaining stagnant or regressing due to fear of failure 1 2.

Embracing Mistakes

Jeremiah and Jim discuss the importance of making mistakes and embracing them as a means of progress. They reference the Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsch and the idea of "failableism". They also touch on the potential for innovation to be used for good or bad and the importance of being open to new ideas despite the possibility of failure.

Infinite Loops 2022

Ep.130 — Make Original Mistakes w/ Jeremiah Lowin