[hackernoon.com] 10 Lessons from 10 Years of AWS (part 1)

January 19, 2018

Failure should not be seen as “you are a failure” but simply as moving along the path of experimentation. If you don’t fail, you are probably not trying things hard enough nor pushing the limits of the “adjacent possible”. Innovations flourish in an environment where ideas are exchanged, discussed, tried and improved over time. But most of all, innovations flourish in a environment that embrace failure. Remember, Thomas Edison tested more than 6000 different materials before settling on carbonised bamboo for his lightbulb.

Failure has a tendency to teach you lessons that reading books or blog posts can’t teach you.

Now failing without a plan is idiotic. You must have a plan (e.g. an easy way to rollback or a controlled service degradation) so you can learn and grow from failure without putting your business on the line or loosing your customers.

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