Failure

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of failure.

Exclusive articles about Failure

4 critical mistakes that inventors make

The history of innovation isn’t a straight line, but a squiggly, winding path. In How We Got To Now, my new book and PBS documentary series, I highlight some of the creative mis...

Video playlists about Failure

Work smarter

11 talks • 2h 11m
This isn't your father's business advice. These talks offer unconventional, and uncommonly useful, advice on leading, working and making the most of each day.

A better you

13 talks • 2h 55m
Ready for a change? These well-researched (and heartfelt) talks offer ideas and inspiration for all aspects of your life, from creativity to vulnerability, from competitive sports to collaborative games.

What is success?

11 talks • 2h 05m
Success can mean: feeling that tingle of excitement about what you do, sticking with what matters through hard times, living a life you can feel proud of in retrospect. These talks say it all.

Graduation…now what?

10 talks • 2h 36m
After you swing your mortarboard tassel from right to left, your sense of excitement can give way to a sense of normlessness. For anyone feeling that, these talks offer exquisite insight.

Talks about Failure


TRH: Failure

Episode: Making Mistakes

We try so hard to be perfect, to never make mistakes and to avoid failure at all costs. But mistakes happen – and when they do, how do we deal with being wrong? In this episode, TED speakers consider why sometimes we need to make mistakes and face them head-on. Listen now