Some of us lean into it and learn as much as we can from it, and some of us prefer to avoid thinking about it and/or pretend it never happened.
As you may guess, one approach leads to dramatically better performance over the long run. (Hint: Seeing failure as feedback + learning opportunities is a very wise idea.)
This book is all about, as the sub-title suggests, “Why Most People Never Learn from Their Mistakes—But Some Do.”
It’s a fascinating read. is a brilliant, award-winning writer who brings the wisdom to life via great story telling. (To put it in perspective, I read this and his other book in < 72 hours—Black Box on a Friday + a little bit of Saturday and on Sunday.)
The book is geared more toward high-level concepts and organizational applications than individual self-help per se, but it’s packed with Big Ideas (get a copy ) and I’m excited to focus on highlighting a handful of my favorites we can apply today.
So, let’s jump straight in!