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How does it feel to be wrong? Dreadful? Sickening? Embarrassing? Wrong! That’s how it feels to realize you are wrong, but unknowingly being wrong feels much like being right. Journalist and author Kathryn Schulz explains the nuance in her illuminating, offbeat presentation that highlights some home truths of erring. getAbstract warmly recommends Schulz’s presentation to leaders, innovators and anyone searching for the source of creativity.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How people misunderstand error,
  • Why recognizing the role of error is important, and
  • How error relates to ethics and creativity.
 

About the Speaker

Kathryn Schulz is a “wrongologist.” She explores wrongness in her column for Slate titled “The Wrong Stuff” and in her book Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error.

 

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In the Looney Tunes sketch that features Wile E. Coyote and his nemesis, The Road Runner, the bird frequently dashes off the edge of a cliff. The coyote pursues the bird and winds up running in mid...

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