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Being Wrong

Kathryn Schulz

Being Wrong

by Kathryn Schulz

Being Wrong

Kathryn Schulz

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In Being Wrong, Kathryn Schulz explores our relationship with error and the ways we refuse to acknowledge our mistakes, allowing us to better understand our ability to make progress.

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Being Wrong

by Kathryn Schulz

Being Wrong

Kathryn Schulz

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Why does it feel so hard to admit that we've made a mistake somewhere? Deep down, accepting the idea that we've invested time and belief into the wrong thing feels like both a waste of time, and a pretty strong punch to our ego.

But in reality, making an initial wrong can work in our favor. Oftentimes, initial errors are what lead to better discoveries. If we had kept on blindly believing that the Earth was flat, and were not open to the idea that we may have been wrong, today we'd have much less of an understanding about how the world actually works.

After a successful career as a New York magazine book critic, journalist and author Kathryn Schulz has experienced first hand the trials and tribulations of confronting human error, and most of all, published writers' egos. In this insightful book, Schulz lets you in on the benefits of owning up to our mistakes. All it takes is pushing past our pride.

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"We can be wrong, or we can know it, but we can't do both at the same time."

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