Kouchaki lists 5 topics to help direct the reader’s attention to what is possible when one reflects on ones habits, past mistakes, and even our ability to deal with focus groups. He highlights the researchers respective experiences in theirs fields when dealing with competition, ambition, selective memory, and unethical actions.
Time passes and so does our memory, but with a few exceptions we hold onto those most painful experiences, and hopefully turn them to our favor with time. Here are the five topics presented by Smith.
5. Sometimes What Looks Like a Success Is Actually a Failure in Disguise
4. It’s Possible to Foster a Culture Where Failure Is OK
3. At the Very Least, You Get a Good Story Out of It
2. But, Thankfully, Failure Really Can Benefit Your Career
1. You Probably Mess Up More Often Than You Think
“Failure is devastating,” says Wang, “and it can also fuel people.”