Thursday July 27, 2017

The glorification of failure

Ion Valiskakis (left), is the author of 'The Magnificent Mistake: How you can earn more from failure than you learn from success.'

Ion Valiskakis (left), is the author of 'The Magnificent Mistake: How you can earn more from failure than you learn from success.' (CBC)

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'Elephant in the Room' is a recurring segment where co-hosts Martine and Isabelle take on topics some people may be thinking about but not talking about.


There are no shortages of famous quotes to inspire those who have failed

If at first you don't succeed, try again.

Giving up is the only sure way to fail.

Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.

But do we give ourselves enough time to mourn our failures? And do we glorify failure itself?

In this week's "Elephant in the Room," Martine and Isabelle discuss the glorification of failure, and they invite Ion Valiskakis, author of The Magnificent Mistake, to the debate.

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