Listen to Ralston Bowles tell his story of failure and what it means to him. In this tale, Bowles recounts his childhood and a learning experience from college. You can find out more about Failure Lab and hear more stories here
Jimmy King relates his time as a basketball player, and how basketball has affected his life, and recounts how two NCAA Championship losses to Duke and UNC greatly affected his attitude and perception of himself. King also talks about his relatively poor showing in NBA Draft. Watch the video below to see what King says is his failure, and the role basketball played in it.
Kathy Crosby is the CEO of Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids. The Grand Rapids Business Journal named her one of the 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan. But, as Crosby shares her story, she tells of pain she experienced in her early childhood in the form of rejection by other children.
Failure:Lab is a program that showcases personal stories of failure. It's been happening in Michigan and is spreading outside the state.
The events are designed to share stories we normally keep hidden, connect us with others and give us a chance to learn from the mistakes of others.
On this stage, Charlie Wollborg shared some of his struggles behind the success he's had.
His bio from the website:
Charlie Wollborg is a Marketing Strategist and Creative Director at Curve Detroit. He’s a speaker, innovator, and one of the main instigators behind TEDx Detroit. He is an educator and grower of brands and businesses.
This is the story that Wollborg shared at Failure:Lab Detroit on November 21, 2013 at the Detroit Opera House.