Assumptions are a common cause of mistakes. In any workplace, we often make the best decision that we can at a given moment. But when a lack of knowledge is replaced with assumptions… that decision might turn out to be a bad one. So it’s important to recognize when we… Read More "ESPN’s Michael Kay Admits That His Bad Assumption Led to a Mistake in Criticizing NY Giants Coach Brian Daboll"
I’m not a BTS fan, but it’s hard to not know about the K-Pop phenomenons. So this article caught my eye the other day: BTS’ Jungkook shares why he ‘tortures himself’ over every mistake Yikes, I hate to hear that somebody is that hard on themselves about mistakes. We all… Read More "Don’t Torture Yourself Over Mistakes, Whether a BTS Member or Otherwise"
Art Bell is the author of Constant Comedy: How I Started Comedy Central and Lost My Sense of Humor. Yes, that’s right, he’s the creator of the Comedy Central cable channel in the United States (launched as “The Comedy Channel”). While some favorite mistakes result from not listening to experts,… Read More "Art Bell’s Mistakes at the Mistake Called Comedy Central — Bill Maher Wanted Him Fired"
This post is material cut from earlier drafts of my book, The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. Shifting to the stage, Merit Kahn is a sales expert and standup comedian. Even the most famous comedians have stories of a night when they failed — comics… Read More "Expect to Fail — On Stage or in Sales"