While we intended to watch a new TED talk by Jonathon Haidt this past Sunday, technical difficulties forced us to switch in a video of Mythbusters Host Adam Savage. The following summary is provided by Steve Grice.

Our video this morning was the first part of a talk by Adam Savage.  His topic was the frequency failures, even in the most successful.  Adam described some of his own failures in his career as a special effects designer.

In our discussion session after, we talked about how common failures really are -- even in the lives of very successful people.  For example, successful experiments reported in science journals are often preceded by failed experiments -- which often go unreported.  Similarly, most business start-ups actually fail.  But, usually, we notice only the successes.

You can find the entire video online.


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