Redefining Failure. One conversation at a time.

FailFest is a fun and engaging forum that celebrates learnings from failure. FailFest is an initiative to change the conversation around Failure. In short, it is all about celebrating lessons from Failure to inspire stories of success. It is about emphasizing on the learnings from failure and celebrating them, instead of treating them as unfortunate setbacks.

It is with this spirit and intention that FailFest 1.0 was held in May 2013. It was a fun and engaging forum to celebrate and honour stories of failure by highlighting its learning, valour and resilience. FF explored this grey zone by calling upon some indomitable souls from all walks of life- from book authors and actors to techies and entrepreneurs who shared moving stories of their rise, from the trenches of failure. FailFest 2.0 was held in June 2014 and met with resounding success. 

I hope to build on this momentum and do more such activities to bring about this shift in the existing conversations around failure.

If you are interested in changing the conversations around Failure, kindly send me a shout out to nabeel[dot]adeni[at]gmail[dot]com. Let’s get some kickass ideas going!

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Failure happens in so many different ways, at unexpected times and often has a lasting impact on an individual or a collective. Here’s a fun and engaging forum to celebrate and honor stories of valor, resilience and success.

As a society, we have constantly been taught that

Failure is undesirable
Failure is unacceptable
Failure is defeat
Failure is disaster

But, if you think about it, failure is in the truest sense ‘inevitable’. It is a quintessential part of life and you get to see it time and again. Like the classic dichotomies of life: Day-Night, Good-Bad, Black-White, Failure forms a pair with Success.

However, you can’t succeed every single time. You are bound to screw up on some occasions. But at the end it’s these failures that help us learn. These mistakes enable us to think, be creative and do the innovative.

It is with this spirit and intention that we have set out to explore this grey zone; by honoring the indomitable souls who rose from the trenches of failure by reflecting and learning from it. At the FailFest, we celebrate these lessons from failure and hope to inspire stories of success.

We plan to invite people from all walks of life, from book authors and actors to techies and entrepreneurs. Anybody, who has a compelling story can come and share it at the FailFest.

FailFest is all about:
– Victory over Vulnerability
– an Act of bravado
– following your heart; your passion
– persistence in times of adversity
– an opportunity to find fellow journeymen
– Learning. Reflection. Introspection
– gaining Insight and Hindsight; developing Foresight