What Makes Failures Great Learning Experiences - Audrey Parker

In Chapter 5 of 21 in her 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, entrepreneur Audrey Parker answers "Why are Failures More Meaningful Learning Experiences Than Successes?" She notes the tough failures have taught her the most about herself and helped her develop. She recalls a CLEAResult software project where things didn't work out as planned. Deciding to scrap the failure taught Parker and her team about taking responsibility to look for warning signs or problems that lead to something much larger. Parker is currently on a one-year sabbatical. Parker co-founded CLEAResult, an energy management consulting firm. In 2010, CLEAResult ranked #144 in the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies. In late 2010, CLEAResult was sold to General Catalyst Partners. Parker graduated from Wake Forest University.