How to Fail Like a Pro (Ep. 370)

is not the first time we’ve discussed failure on this program. Episode No. 169, from 2014, was called “Failure Is Your Friend.” Episode No. 42, back in 2011, was called...

Failure Is Your Friend (Ep. 169)

thinking clearly about failure. Failure, they say, can be your friend: LEVITT: I always tell my students — fail quickly. The quicker you fail the more chances you have to...

Nine Ways to Guarantee Success (And Failure)

...is just an obstacle. Not a failure. Failures start off as obstacles. You want to overcome obstacles. You can’t make your girlfriend call you back. So maybe you get a...

Failure Is Your Friend (Ep. 169 Rebroadcast)

Freak, Dubner and Steven Levitt argue that perhaps we’re not thinking clearly about failure. Failure, they say, can be your friend: LEVITT: I always tell my students — fail quickly....

Why Is Failure a Sign of a Healthy Economy? A Guest Post by Tim Harford

...failure and success in business are far more random than our culture of CEO-worship would have us believe. The curious thing is that these individual failures need not be a...

Failure Is Your Friend

failure. Maybe failure can be your friend. Also on this week’s episode: in most countries, houses get more valuable over time. But in Japan, a new buyer often bulldozes the...

How Goes the Behavior-Change Revolution? (Ep. 382)

...an abysmal failure? MILKMAN: I’m going failure rather than abysmal failure. We learned a lot. The good news is 52 out of the 53 things that we tested we thought...