Tag: failure

The smartest student I ever taught was also the dumbest


This is a Micro (life) Lesson. Micro (life) Lessons are simple, compressed stories (under 250 words) that, like good teachers, continue to teach long after graduation. If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room. – Confucius I once taught a student who turned down scholarships from several […]

A Culinary Failure


Warning: This post contains images that might be disturbing for some readers.Ā  For my 38th birthday, my mom surprised me with a three week subscription to Purple Carrot. Purple Carrot is a vegan, meal-in-a-box company that delivers-to-your-door all the necessary ingredients for preparing and cooking a nutritious, plant-based meals. You simply unpack the food from […]

Why Today is a Great Day to Fail (Unless You’re a NASA Flight Director!)


Failure is perceived as an ugly word. One that, Apollo 13 Flight Director Gene Kranz famously stated, “is not an option.” Though I love the brash, chest-rounding spirit of, “failure is not an option”in Kranz’s case, failure wasn’t an option. If he failed, three astronauts would have died. But most of us are not NASA […]