Failure Resume

Daniel Pink Talks about How to turn your screwups into opportunities.

Daniel Pink is one of my favorite thinkers and much of his writing helps my leadership. I subscribe to his Pink Cast and have read several of his books. One of the concepts in his latest book, The Power of Regret is the idea of making a Failure Resume. Our normal resumes highlight our accomplishments and as Daniel puts it, “our awesomeness” but a failure resume highlights the occasions where we made mistakes. Stanford professor Tina Seelig makes her students write a Failure Resume and people who do, seem to learn some big life lessons from doing this. I really want to read her book with my soon to be 19-year-old son, “What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World”.

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