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John Caddell
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Tech product, business & sales strategy. Organizer of Central PA New Tech Meetup. Curator of http://mistakebank.com
Tech product, business & sales strategy. Organizer of Central PA New Tech Meetup. Curator of http://mistakebank.com

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Author Ian McEwan - "There are ways of being wrong that help others to be right"
From " This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress " by John Brockman, a collection of answers from famous scientists and thinkers to the question: "What scientific idea is ready for retirement?" This response is from British writer I...

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Singer Idina Menzel knows how to live with mistakes
Tony-award winning actress Idina Menzel performed her megahit "Let It Go" as part of the New York Times Square celebration on New Year's Eve. And she was not perfect, resulting in the expected tide of Twitter snark ( a brief taste can be found here ). But e...

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How Laura Hillenbrand's disability shapes her distinctive narrative voice
One theme you might have noticed on this site - mistakes can lead to new discoveries, and limitations often confer advantages as much as disadvantages. An example of the latter from the New York Times Magazine profile of writer Laura Hillenbrand (" Seabiscu...

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Four Seasons Hotels review a daily "glitch report"
This is from the autobiography of Four Seasons founder Isadore Sharp, " Four Seasons: The Story of a Business Philosophy ." Four Seasons has an unparalleled reputation for customer service. Next up [in our daily review] is a review of the previous day's mis...

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Great teams "see what they can improve," even after winning
A little nugget from Andrew Garda's article in Sports on Earth on the New England Patriots - Denver Broncos matchup on Sunday night. The Patriots, led by quarterback Tom Brady, beat Denver 43-21. "It's back to work tomorrow to see what we can improve," Brad...

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A Harvard Professor bounces back from academic probation
This story is from Tom Eisenmann, professor at Harvard Business School, and is part of a longer post called " Failing Better ." I was up for promotion at Harvard Business School. Like most universities, we have a “publish or perish” promotion process. If yo...
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