In Better by Mistake, Alina Tugend offers an entertaining approach on how understanding our mistakes and embracing our imperfections can lead us to a better. Read “Better By Mistake The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong” by Alina Tugend with Rakuten Kobo. New York Times columnist Alina Tugend delivers an . Learn more about the book, Better By Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Seasoned journalist and author Alina Tugend writes about this inherent.

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Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Copyright by Alina Tugend. Nov 06, Dave Burns marked it as to-read Shelves: Please try again later. How could they even imagine a Holocaust? The last chapter looks at apologies, tuegnd we should make them and how.

Better by Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong by Alina Tugend

In particular, praising trying hard results in kids showing more willingness to take risks, try difficult things and learn from getting things wrong. Apologies, however, are not all created equal.

The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrongexamines why this is so necessary – and so difficult. The writing in this book wasn’t the most scintillating and normally I’d give it three stars, but I’m adding the extra one because I feel like I’ve actually learned things from it that I’ve been able to put to practical use – something that rarely happens.


Better By Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong

In it, Tugend presents a slew of studies on mistake-making along with anecdotes and insights from top experts. We can create a community of like-minded friends who support alin in our efforts not to succumb to the idea that all that matters is good grades and awards. Stay in Touch Sign up. The best info came from the sections on Carol Dweck and mindset which I was a bit familiar with.

But overall fine and would advise reading a chapter here and there and not trying to re There were some excellent chapters and this is a good effort tigend this subject.

Ironically, embracing, analyzing and understanding mistakes makes them less likely to recur. To tuged all of the posts in the series and learn more about the conference, click here.

Better By Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong

My main criticism is that the book lacked humor and it was a bit dull for that reason. Retrieved on December 31,from https: With technology “what once would have been a blooper that lived for a few days and died can no resonate far beyond its natural l The premise is that we are told as children that we grow through mistakes, but overtime become convinced that mistakes are terrible, crushing events.

I was a reporter on various newspapers taking a year out to do a Fellowship in Law for Journalists at Yale Universityprimarily covering educational and environmental issues.

I’m not sure I ever read more than a chapter at a time. Preparing Students for the 21st Century.


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I found myself sort of on edge as I read the book because, if nothing else, the book shows just how dishonest our society is. Apr 03, Pages Buy.

Or expend so much energy justifying bad decisions? But overall fine and would advise reading a chapter here and there and not trying to read it all in one sitting. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Return to Book Page.

Claire McCaskill said she finally learned “not to give an expletive about the dust bunnies under the bed. If only more people would understand that mistakes and failures are a alinq for us to learn.

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We also know that in developing systems to avoid errors, observation and feedback is crucial. Inspired by Your Browsing History. She shows us that mistakes are everywhere, and when we acknowledge and identify them correctly, we can improve not only ourselves, but our families, our work, and the world around us as well. To ask other readers questions about Better by Mistakeplease sign up.