Better By Mistake

The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong
By Alina Tugend
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Journalist Alina Tugend examines the delicate tension between what we are told — we must make mistakes in order to learn — and the reality — we often get punished for them. In Better by Mistake, 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. Better by Mistake turns our cultural wisdom on its head to illustrate the downside of striving for perfection and the rewards of acknowledging and accepting mistakes and embracing the imperfection in all of us.

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