Fail Fast, Fail Often: How Losing Can Help You Win

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"Bold, bossy and bracing, Fail Fast, Fail Often is like a 200-page shot of B12, meant to energize the listless job seeker."
—New York Times

What if your biggest mistake is that you never make mistakes?

Ryan Babineaux and John Krumboltz, psychologists, career counselors, and creators of the popular Stanford University course “Fail Fast, Fail Often,” have come to a compelling conclusion: happy and...

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Overview

"Bold, bossy and bracing, Fail Fast, Fail Often is like a 200-page shot of B12, meant to energize the listless job seeker."
—New York Times

What if your biggest mistake is that you never make mistakes?

Ryan Babineaux and John Krumboltz, psychologists, career counselors, and creators of the popular Stanford University course “Fail Fast, Fail Often,” have come to a compelling conclusion: happy and successful people tend to spend less time planning and more time acting. They get out into the world, try new things, and make mistakes, and in doing so, they benefit from unexpected experiences and opportunities.

Drawing on the authors’ research in human development and innovation, Fail Fast, Fail Often shows readers how to allow their enthusiasm to guide them, to act boldly, and to leverage their strengths—even if they are terrified of failure.
 

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Library Journal
11/15/2013
Face it. How many of us actually succeed 100 percent of the time? Here career counselor Babineaux and Krumboltz (education & psychology, Stanford Univ.) celebrate failures, referring to them as learning experiences, and encourage readers to get out into the world, try new things, and make mistakes. Although the authors spend some time discussing how to learn from one's miscues, they also emphasize the importance of building curiosity, overcoming analysis paralysis, and taking small steps when trying new things. VERDICT A remarkably positive read that will inspire even the most risk- averse readers to act more boldly.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399166259
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/26/2013
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 165,651
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ryan Babineaux, career counselor and co-creator with John Krumboltz of the popular Stanford University continuing studies course "Fail Fast, Fail Often," received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in educational psychology and his M.Ed. from Harvard University in psychology and human development.

John Krumboltz is a professor of education and psychology at Stanford University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, as well as the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the winner of numerous prestigious honors, including the Outstanding Research Award for the American Counseling AssociationHe has authored or co-authored more than 200 publications, including Luck is No Accident: Making the Most of Happenstance in Your Life and Career.
 

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