Go Ahead, Let Your Kids Fail

If we want a society that dreams new things and then makes them happen, why do we teach the next generation to do the exact opposite?

I'm on the road this week, giving talks on my new book about learning to fail better: that is, first, to give ourselves the permission to take on challenges where we might very well fail; second, to pick ourselves up as quickly as possible and move on when things don't work out. This is, I argue, vital on a personal level, as well as vital for the economy, because that's where innovation and growth come from.

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