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Fail Fast, Fail Often: How Losing Can Help You Win by Ryan Babineaux, John Krumboltz

"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399166259
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/26/2013
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 339,615
Product dimensions: 10.90(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.
 

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 The Happiness Tipping Point 1

2 Fail Fast, Fail Often 23

3 Be Curious 41

4 Don't Marry a Job Before Your First Date 53

5 Think Big, Act Small 79

6 Be an Innovator 99

7 Overcome Analysis Paralysis 121

8 Stop Resisting and Start Living 141

9 It Takes a Community 161

Afterword: Fail More to Live More 181

Notes 185

Index 189

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"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

"Big goals are great—but not if they're paralyzing. In this fun and inspiring book, Rabineaux and Krumboltz show that taking small steps and accepting failures ultimately lead you down the path to success."
—Laura Vanderkam, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast
 
“If you're not occasionally failing, you're not trying hard enough. Fail Fast, Fail Often offers helpful tactics for conquering paralyzing fear and taking the strategic risks necessary for success.”
—Todd Henry, author of Die Empty and The Accidental Creative
 
“Chock-full of practical, inspirational stories and advice that will help get even the most reluctant of us off the couch and on to more exciting life pursuits.”
—Denise Pope, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Education, and Co-Founder, Challenge Success
 
Fail Fast, Fail Often vigorously examines the counterintuitive idea that not striving for instant perfection is essential to the creative process.” 
—Carl Alasko, author of Say This, Not That and Emotional Bullshit  
 

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Fail Fast, Fail Often: How Losing Can Help You Win 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
feelzoo More than 1 year ago
Fail Fast Fail Often. This should be a mantra to be repeated everyday to excel at what you do in this fast-changing world. Discard old-fashioned advice seeking for stability and comfort. You have to dive yourself in every opportunity audaciously and fearlessly. This book will galvanize you into action!!
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