When Smart People Fail Author:Carole Hyatt, Linda Gottlieb At some point in our working lives we have all failed. Or will ail. Or think we have failed. But in our success-driven society, failure has been the last taboo. — In this revolutionary book, the authors break that final taboo to reveal an inspiring message: Not only are our defeats survivable, they can be tools for renewed sucess. — Drawing upon a... more »lmost two hundred nationwide interviews--with people ranging from Polly Bergen, Clare Boothe Luce, and Walter Cronkite to a fired graphic artist (no psychologist), a failed college student (now a star pastry chef), and a lawyer who has come to terms with the loss of a seven-year-long case--the authors create fascinating human portraits of the power of failure to teach us about ourselves.
Filled with clear, practical suggestions on how to reinvent yourself after a setback--how to analyze what went wrong, deal with your fears, and gain renewd confidence--this book reminds us that there is no shame in failing. Only in not taking risks or learning from defeat.« less