I just shot a video based on your do-over question and biggest IT failures of all time. Many mentioned are in the public sector because they involved tax dollars. Or they were commercial ventures with public exposure. The vast majority of IT failures never see the light of day...they are not something that the private sector wants to advertise. When I went from general newspapers to tech reporting in 1980, the premise of my new publication was to document IT failures (DP failures at the time). They were mostly under wraps unless they went to court like the debacles with Burroughs minicomputers (I date myself). Today, it's not as easy to keep them under wraps...but rarely are IT failures examined under the glare of the spotlight..
As chairman and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates remains one the most important individuals to IT. So it's still important to know what he thinks.
Yesterday, he went on Reddit and answered questions. He did not say much that is startling and it's no surprise he still thinks Microsoft and its products are great (I've heard some of these answers before...I would not characterize him as Mr. Spontaneous).
This is a great discussion and I always wondered why the typical response is to fire someone for making a mistake when that individual may have learn an invaluable lesson. Said lesson would not have been learned had the mistake not been made.
Of course, Churchill made mistake after mistake in the first half of WWII and in Gallipoli in WWI. His blunders cost tens of thousands of lives, but I guessed he learned from them. In WWII, he had incompetent army commanders until Monty, prompting him to say something to the effect that he never won a major battle until Montgomery. After Montgomery, he never lost one.
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