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Kevin Byrd

Art & Design in Atlanta

Kevin Byrd's Failures

PRESENTED ON OCT 04, 2013
IN ATLANTA @ VOL 20

"Everything I do does not lead to success but that's okay."

In Kevin Byrd's Failures at PechaKucha Night Atlanta Vol. 20Kevin Byrd, shows us some of his ideas that did not work out. One was a photo-sticker art project, another was a new T-shirt design. He also tried his luck as a DJ and a dancer. Watch to see what happened with these and more.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 14th, 2017. 

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Failure

BY BOB BERKEBILE
@ VOL 33 ON MAY 01, 2009

How could a man witness the fatal failure of a bridge in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which killed 114 people, designed by his own firm, and then become one of the founders of the US Green Building Council, and have a profound impact on how our buildings impact the entire planet? The theme for this presentation is "failure."

In April 2009, this was a theme everyone was confronting in one way or another. Bob Berkebile came to this event fully aware of how failures -- some his own, others he merely witnessed -- have the potential to shape lives for the better. During the course of his 20 slides, he expresses in a very uniquely personal way the mindset and imagination necessary to see failures as the opportunities for insight that they can be.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on February 20th, 2017.

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Heroic Failure

BY TOM LLOYD
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 23, 2011

Tom Lloyd is a designer, but also a thinker. In his presentation, Tom thinks about how objects, architecture, and stories are constructed; how we get from point A to point B. He speaks on the concept of "heroic failures", and asks why certain failures are looked back on with an air of love and wistfulness -- failures like the AMC DeLorean, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the rickety bridge trope -- when other failures are simply abject.

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Is it a Mistake or...?

BY TATYANA TSVELODUB
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 22, 2012

Mistake or ...? Why do people make mistakes? Why do we make mistakes with simple little things? Misspeaking, forgeting names, confusing dates... We frequently use the expression, "I did not mean it THAT way!" -- who wanted to say it THAT WAY, and why? Paying attention to our unintentional actions, we can find out what seems to be unknown to ourselves. What does "Freudian slip" really mean? (in Ukrainian)

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Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

BY KATE GARMEY
@ OCTOBER TABLE TALKS: MY WORST IDEA ON OCT 14, 2013

Kate Garmey is a self-proclaimed expert in the area of "bad ideas." She goes through a laundry list of her trials and triumphs, and discusses how she came to work at Table XI. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 22, 2013.

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Fail Forward

BY ASHLEY GOOD
@ VOL 25 ON SEP 20, 2013

Failure is sticky. It’s well known that people learn better from stories of failure than stories of success, yet failure is rarely discussed. Instead of treating projects and ideas that previously failed as a massive repository of R&D knowledge, these invaluable stories are often never told or actively swept under the rug.

But change is afoot! Failure, or rather, failing intelligently is becoming an essential skill in the rapidly changing world we live in. Organizations and individuals are increasingly relying on methods of transforming failures into new and effective ways of solving our most important and complex challenges – catalyzing overdue, or otherwise needed change.

Ashley Good will take her 20x20 to get the audience thinking about what’s possible if we reframe our failures, what holds us back from maximizing our learning, and what it means to fail intelligently.  

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Being Funny When You’re Not Really That Funny

BY ZAINAL BOSTAMAN
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 07, 2015

Zainal Bostaman, engineer by day and stand-up comic by night, talks about how he began his comic career (miserably) and after several hits and misses, reached a point where people can properly laugh at his jokes. He now holds comedy workshops and teaches others on how to be funny when they think they're not really that funny.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 26, 2015.

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Risks & Failures

BY PATRICK FOELLMER
IN ERFURT

Patrick Foellmer speaks about his story from being a primary school teacher to a music instructor, from a culture consultant at the Thueringen Ministry to start his own band Lillabungalow and the risks and hiccups he faced up to this point.

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Getting Over a Fear of Failure

BY RNOLD SMITH
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Rnold Smith takes us through his life of attacking fear head on and building the life of his dreams.

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Illusion of Failure

BY SAFAL SHARMA
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 24, 2017

SAFAL SHARMA, motivational speaker who combines his background in psychology, philosophy and spirituality, speaks on the illusion of failure.