failure

Science gave us penicillin, space travel, and computers. But, it also gave us TNT, guns, and heroin. Paul Offit tells us about when science goes wrong. Read more....

fail

Jason Huertas tried to build a startup in Silicon Valley, but things didn’t go quite as planned. Find out what he learned from failure. Read More...

messy cabinets

Everyone fails – the difference is whether you fail the right way or the wrong way. Anjali Sastry, co-author of Fail Better: Design Smart Mistakes and Succeed Sooner explains the valuable insights that can be gleaned from flops. Read More...

Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley, television and radio talk show host, says the key to success is learning how to fail. Credit: Center for American Progress Action Fund / Wikimedia Commons

Recently, we caught up with Tavis Smiley - author and host of "Tavis Smiley" on PBS - and asked him: what does it take to succeed, especially for women and minorities who have historically been sidelined? The key, says Smiley, is being willing to fail. Read more...

The Beatles

Sir Ken Robinson – whose TED Talk on creativity is one of the most popular of all time – once tracked down a music teacher in the port town of Liverpool, England. The teacher had taught two of the most famous Liverpudlians of all time - Paul McCartney and George Harrison - and Robinson asked if he had noticed anything special about McCartney and Harrison when they were students. The response? Read more...

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