Five tips to turn failure into your advantage

Last modified: November 8, 2018

How to take better advantage of failure? Although academic life seems to be most focussed on CV’s, funding, promotion and succes, failure is just as much part of it. According to Megan McArdle, author of the book The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success (Viking, 2014), it is time to remove the stigma on failure and learn how to deal with it in a better way. This Guardian-article discusses McArdle’s five tips for academics to fail more successfully. A fun article to read and especially useful for teaching (PhD) students.

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