How to Succeed at Failing

This is not your average «failure is the path to success» bro-culture essay. This first part of a ongoing series from The Freakonomics podcast takes a close look at what failure really is, and focuses on high-stakes failures: How what we often call «tragedies» are really failures, with a long chain of events leading up to a terrible outcome. And how, once we understand this, we can do better at preventing these outcomes.


From Weekly Filet #461, in October 2023.

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