(HCD-FAIL) The kind of creative problem solver we want to develop must be comfortable with failure and be able to use failure as a resource.

We try to instill in Academy students a willingness to fail, to try ideas that might not work, to experiment in ways that let the world tell us what is not a good idea. We think it is important for people who have always been successful students to make a transition from always being able to figure out what the teacher wanted to being a producer of solutions to real world problems for which the answer is not in the back of the book. The only way to do this is to make mistakes and develop the habit of listening to and learning from what the world has to tell you about your mistakes.