"Errors are the portals of discovery." James Joyce
The Mistake Bank is a place to share stories of mistakes people have made in their lives and careers. Contributors add stories in text, video, or audio form. Comics and photos have also been contributed. All can comment or share their own stories.
Transferring knowledge by sharing stories is a technique as old as humanity. Multimedia and web 2.0 technologies allow sharing to occur in multiple ways, across geographies, at any time.
Learning by avoiding mistakes ("worst practice") is a time-honored tradition. And in our society, the commission of errors (though it is universal) is also stigmatized.
The Mistake Bank aims to remove this stigma and allow people to share their full experience for the benefit of all, and in so doing make our world a better place to live.
There aren't specific goals for the Mistake Bank--just a small effort to make everyone a bit more tolerant of each other's full humanity.
March 2007 to present
Overall Rating: (2 votes)
Reviewed August 24, 2009 by Ford Harding
We all learn more from our mistakes than from successes, so this as an excellent (as well as entertaining) place to learn.Report Inappropriate Review
Reviewed August 24, 2009 by Mark Schenk
The Mistake bank is a great concept. I have learned from some relevant mistakes make by others and felt reassured that I am not Robinson Crusoe with some of my own howlers.Report Inappropriate Review