The Science of Failing Well

Forget 'fail fast, fail often.' Business professor Amy Edmondson explains not all failures are equal. This hour, how we can learn and grow from failing well.

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(Photograph by Evgenia Eliseeva)

(Photograph by Evgenia Eliseeva)

We’re often told to learn from our mistakes. But Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson says not all failures are created equal. Edmondson argues in her new book, The Right Kind of Wrong, that there’s too much emphasis on the fear of failure or “fail fast, fail often” thinking, but what people should focus on is intelligent failures, the missteps that comes from smart, calculated risk-taking. We talk about how failing well can be the best way forward.

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