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"Bold, bossy and bracing, Fail Fast, Fail Often is like a 200-page shot of B12, meant to energize the listless job seeker."

—New York Times

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.


About the Author

Ryan Babineaux, career counselor and co-creator with John Krumboltz of the popular Stanford University continuing studies course "Fail Fast, Fail Often," received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in educational psychology and his M.Ed. from Harvard University in psychology and human development.

John Krumboltz is a professor of education and psychology at Stanford University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, as well as the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the winner of numerous prestigious honors, including the Outstanding Research Award for the American Counseling AssociationHe has authored or co-authored more than 200 publications, including Luck is No Accident: Making the Most of Happenstance in Your Life and Career.


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peter in port, March 19, 2014 (view all comments by peter in port)
I read a lot of self-help books. Actually, I start a lot of self-help books, and put them down because so many of them are the same. Fail Fast, Fail Often: How Losing Can Help You Win, by Ryan Babineaux, is a cut above the average self-help book, because it has some very good ideas, which are expressed simply and without undue repetition. The basic premise is we all have fear of failure, but failure is actually a good thing, because you learn from it. Sounds simple, but Babineaux also gives concrete examples of how to apply this principal to get results. It has lifted me off the floor when the job market worries had me down. I have found it to be helpful in my career quest.
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Babineaux, Ryan
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