Fail Fast, Fail Often

September 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Books, DailyTarcher, Great Reads

“You miss 100% of the shots you never take.”  - Wayne Gretzky

Fail_Fast,_Fail_OftenRyan Babineaux and John Krumboltz, psychologists, career counselors, and creators of the popular Stanford University course “Fail Fast, Fail Often,” have come to a compelling conclusion: happy and successful people tend to spend less time planning and more time acting. They get out into the world, try new things, and make mistakes, and in doing so, they benefit from unexpected experiences and opportunities.

From a very early age, we’re told to be cautious, think before acting, and plan for the future. Society and our loved ones teach us to avoid failure at all costs, both in business and in life. Paradoxically, argue Ryan Babineaux and John Krumboltz, we need to fail—and fail often—in order to succeed.

Drawing on the authors’ research in human development and innovation, Fail Fast, Fail Often shows readers how to allow their enthusiasm to guide them, to act boldly, and to leverage their strengths—even if they are terrified of failure. Because the biggest mistake you might be making, is not making any mistakes.

In FAIL FAST, FAIL OFTEN, Babineaux and Krumboltz offer practical advice and tools to help readers:

  • Focus on the main task and act on it rather than getting bogged down by analysis, which depletes motivation and momentum
  • Recognize that it is not the size of the progress that is important, but the frequency
  • Redefine failure (e.g., Failure = Realizing you need to learn more, Failure = product testing)
  • Break down complex problems into smaller tasks with easily achievable goals
  • Focus on opportunities, not problems

 FAIL FAST, FAIL OFTEN provides specific, powerful guidance on how to put your ideas into practice to enact immediate change in your life.

Advance reviews:

“If you’re not occasionally failing, you’re not trying hard enough. Fail Fast, Fail Often offers helpful tactics for conquering paralyzing fear and taking the strategic risks necessary for success.”

—Todd Henry, author of Die Empty and The Accidental Creative

“Big goals are great—but not if they’re paralyzing. In this fun and inspiring book, Babineaux and Krumboltz show that taking small steps and accepting small failures leads ultimately down the path to success.”

Laura Vanderkam, author, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Read an excerpt HERE.

Buy it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound!

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