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Open Thread Thursday: Release early, release often?

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You may be familiar with the Thomas Edison quote: "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." In the open source way, the principle is sometimes referred to as rapid prototyping, or "release early, release often." The idea is that faster prototypes can lead to faster failures. And faster failures lead to faster solutions.

What do you think? Do you agree with the philosophy? And if so, how can we help organizations see small failures as steps toward big successes?

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Jonathan Opp - Jonathan Opp is Director of Poetics at New Kind. He is formerly Sr. Manager, Brand Communications + Design at Red Hat and has held communications roles at IBM and Gateway. Jonathan also writes about brand, design, communications, and culture at Applied Poetics. Follow Jonathan on Twitter.