Failure

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

Video playlists about Failure

Work smarter

11 talks • 2h 6m
This isn't traditional 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 5m
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?

5 talks • 1h 3m
Great life advice for the moment after you throw your mortarboard in the air.
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Talks about Failure

Exclusive articles about Failure

The science of setting goals

How to make New Year’s resolutions that actually work out this time. It’s the time of year when optimism strikes anew and we think to ourselves: our New Year’s resolutions will ...

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...
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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