Fail Fast, Fail Often: How Losing Can Help You Win

What if your biggest mistake is that you never make mistakes?

Ryan 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. 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.

"Self help that works."
— Editor's Choice

"Bold, bossy and bracing, 'Fail Fast, Fail Often' is like a 200-page shot of B12, meant to energize the listless job seeker."
—The New York Times, December 27, 2013.

"A remarkably positive read that will inspire even the most risk- averse readers to act more boldly."
—Library Journal, November 15, 2013

“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 failures ultimately lead you down the path to success.”
—Laura Vanderkam, author of What the Most Successful People Do before Breakfast

“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

“Chock-full of practical, inspirational stories and advice that will help get even the most reluctant of us off the couch and on to more exciting life pursuits.”
—Denise Pope, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Education and Co-Founder, Challenge Success

Fail Fast, Fail Often vigorously examines the counterintuitive idea that not striving for instant perfection is essential to the creative process.”
—Carl Alasko, author of Say This, Not That and Emotional Bullshit  

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