Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Megan McArdle
Fail Your Way to Success

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

portraits of Julian Sanchez and Megan McArdle
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Up Side of Down“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” has been a popular saying for years, but the fact is, it’s how you handle failure that makes you successful. Journalist Megan McArdle tackles this topic in The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well is the Key to Success. According to her, Americans are particularly good at “letting people try a bunch of stuff, and fail at a lot of it, and then try again.” Drawing on years of research around economic failures, successful companies, bankruptcy and a number of personal accounts, McArdle posits that making and recognizing mistakes early on will lead to improvements both professionally and personally.

Presented by: Town Hall and University Bookstore, as part of the Civic series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW.
Tickets: $5
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales.
Learn more: Read McArdle’s blog.

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