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Business

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 […]

Culture

Life, in six words: Highlights from our chat with Larry SmithLife, in six words: Highlights from our chat with Larry Smith

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In 2006, Larry Smith issued a challenge to his online community: encapsulate your life in a six-word memoir. It quickly became a phenomenon, with people all around the world chiming in. Smith is still fascinated by the short tales people tell about themselves — especially those told by kids. And so he conceptualized the TED […]