My $500M Mars Rover Mistake: A Failure Story

My work at Jeli so far has given me a new lens on “incidents”—both in the software world and beyond—that I didn’t have before. These “failures” are everywhere around us. But are they really failures? Or are they ways for us to learn more about the systems we work within, and how to improve them? I think it’s the latter, and My $500M Mars Rover Mistake by Chris Lewicki is another story that showcases that…

The core lesson I’ve drawn from my rover ordeal is best expressed in these words: Let your scars serve you; they are an invaluable learning experience and investment in your capability and resilience.