July 2015

Failure Tolerance Theory

CHAOS Tuesday #90 is titled “Failure Tolerance Theory”.  In the introduction Jim Johnson will explain Failure Tolerance Theory which one of the 10 theories in the CHAOS Manifesto 2015. Evan Sorensen provides his thoughts on seeking validation and gaining feed back.  Evan Sorensen explains the difference between good and bad validation and feedback. The book of the week is Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success the Author is John C. Maxwell.   Thornton May will provide the cameo on Success v. Value.

In this show we will explore

  • Seeking Validation
  • Failure Tolerance Theory
  • 3 Failure Tolerance Concepts
  • Success v. Value
  • Failing Forward

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Evan Sorensen

Evan Sorensen is the founder and director of the New England Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy. After earning his MS Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary School of Psychology in 1995, Evan held clinical and executive leadership positions with well-known organizations in California and New Hampshire. Evan is currently an adjunct faculty professor for Providence College and Seminary – Graduate School of Counseling Psychology at the Calgary and Manitoba, Canada campuses.


Thornton May

Thornton May is a futurist, educator, anthropologist and author. May is the author of The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics. He leads the IT Leadership Academy, and FutureScapes Advisors, Inc. Thornton combines empirical research and insightfulness in pattern recognition with gift for storytelling to address the information technology management problems facing executives.



Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is the founder and chairman of The Standish Group. He has been professionally involved in the computer industry for over 40 years and has a long list of published books, papers, articles and speeches. He has a combination of technical, marketing, and research achievements focused on mission-critical applications and technology. He is best known for his research on project performance and early recognizing technology trends. Jim is a pioneer of modern research techniques and continues to advance in the research industry through case-based analytical technology.


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