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How to embrace the near-win: Sarah Lewis at TED2014How to embrace the near-win: Sarah Lewis at TED2014

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Art historian Sarah Lewis’s first job was at the Museum of Modern Art. While there, she was entranced by an exhibit of works by the artist Elizabeth Murray. So Lewis was intrigued to hear from the painter that she felt several pieces hanging on the walls fell short. For one piece, Murray confessed that she’d found […]

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Why you need to fail to have a great careerWhy you need to fail to have a great career

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

At TEDxUW 2011, economics professor Larry Smith gave a memorable talk titled, “Why you will fail to have a great career.” The hilarious talk takes aim at people and the incredible excuses they dream up for not pursuing their passions, from “It’s too hard” to “But I value human relationships more than my work.” His […]