Source: Business Insider
After coming up with a formula to measure success, a physicist from Northeastern University recommends abandoning pursuits you know you’re not good at and playing to your strengths instead.
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After a devastating hurricane, the perseverance of students and teachers at one Texas school led it to succeed.
Source: The Conversation
Shalini Shankar, a professor of anthropology, dives into the practices of spelling bee winners.
Malcolm Gladwell talks about how his desire to learn why some people are incredibly successful led him to write Outliers.
Source: The Atlantic
More and more educators are valuing grit and resilience as keys to success, but how do parents and teachers instill those qualities? Education expert and writer Paul Tough analyzes the issue.
Author and speaker Margie Warrell argues that the key to success is serving others.
In Britain, a decades-long project has studied thousands of children to determine what leads to success later in life. Scientist and journalist Helen Pearson shares some of the lessons learned.
Historian and writer Cody Delistraty argues that in order to succeed, people need to take a break from their goals occasionally.
Source: Cornell Chronicle
A recent study from Cornell University shows that employers value the qualities instilled in competitive sports.
Part of Thomas Edison’s ability to succeed came from his willingness to try things that failed. Check out the photo gallery for a slideshow of the failed inventions the article describes.
Taken from his book Tribe of Mentors, author Tim Ferris shares the morning routines of notable people.
Source: The Detroit News
Sibyl Wilson, president of Michigan Parent Teacher Association, argues that the involvement of families is key to the success of schools.
Source: The New York Times
High-achievers from a variety of industries explain how learning to play music helped make them successful.
Learn about playright Eugene O’Neill in this short biography.
Columnist Noah Smith outlines the findings of a study that shows human influence matters more than genetics when measuring intelligence and success. He argues that Americans should take note.
Source: Science Gallery Dublin
In this online version of the Fail Better exhibition, you can explore discoveries, inventions, and ideas that failed. The exhibition looks at the importance of these failures in leading to success.
Source: The Atlantic
Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck discusses the latest version of her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, in which she futher explains the concept of growth mindset.
Source: Psychology Today
Po Chi Wu, a professor of entrepeneurship and innovation at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, asks how to define success and whether that definition requires people to compare themselves to others.
In this video, education researcher Charles Leadbeater argues that more disruptive innovation and informal settings will improve the aging education system in both developed and deveoping nations.
Read how former video game designer Howard Scott Warshaw turned failure into a career in which he helps others going through the same thing. Read or listen to the other articles in the “Total Failure” series for more stories of lessons learned.