Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Embracing Failure


My buddy David Shenk is writing a book on the nature of genius. I haven't read it yet, but from my conversations with him, I gather that his book will make a strong case for the value of hard work and perseverence as opposed to the widely-held belief that geniuses like Albert Einstein are genetic aberrations and that excellence is an unattainable ideal for most of us working stiffs. Anyway, to promote his book, David has a blog -- http://geniusblog.davidshenk.com/ -- that is worth checking out. In fact, I was delighted to find a recent post dedicated to my favorite subject: embracing failure.