The Up Side of Down

Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success
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Product Number: Z07828
Released: Apr 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490603148
Narrator/s: Mia Barron
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For readers of Drive, Outliers, and Daring Greatly , a counterintuitive, paradigm-shifting new take on what makes people and companies succeed Most new products fail. So do most small businesses. And most of us, if we are honest, have experienced a major setback in our personal or professional lives. So what determines who will bounce back and follow up with a home run? If you want to succeed in business and in life, Megan McArdle argues in this hugely thought-provoking book, you have to learn how to harness the power of failure. McArdle has been one of our most popular business bloggers for more than a decade, covering the rise and fall of some the world' s top companies and challenging us to think differently about how we live, learn, and work. Drawing on cutting-edge research in science, psychology, economics, and business, and taking insights from turnaround experts, emergency room doctors, venture capitalists, child psychologists, bankruptcy judges, and mountaineers, McArdle argues that America is unique in its willingness to let people and companies fail, but also in its determination to let them pick up after the fall. Failure is how people and businesses learn. So how do you reinvent yourself when you are down? Dynamic and punchy, McArdle teaches us how to recognize mistakes early to channel setbacks into future success. The Up Side of Down marks the emergence of an author with her thumb on the pulse whose book just might change the way you lead your life.

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The Up Side of Down
Product Number: BX00029064
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Product Number:Z07828

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Author(s): Megan McArdle
Narrator(s): Mia Barron
Product Number CT0325
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490603131
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Author(s): Megan McArdle
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Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9780698151499

Professional reviews

"Mia BarronÕs tone, enunciation, and phrasing are a good fit for the assertive writing that makes this book so interesting. McArdle says that failures can open doors to creative breakthroughs as long as those who fail have the opportunity to reflect on what theyÕve learned and continue to move forward with their ideas. ÒWe should stop spending so much energy trying to avoid failure or engineering it away,Ó she says. The sardonic edge to some of BarronÕs performance mostly serves to forward these arguments but periodically makes the authorÕs message sound confrontational. With enlightening insights about the way we accept or punish failure and engaging human stories, this is a fast moving must-hear audio for anyone interested in the psychology of risk-taking. T.W. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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