When Smart People Fail

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9780671619411: When Smart People Fail

“A must for those who need to understand how setbacks can be made into stepping-stones to the top.”—Forbes
 
Lay-offs, cutbacks, company reorganizations, and bankruptcies are bringing millions of people face-to-face with unexpected, often devastating setbacks in their professional lives. If you are among them—or fear you may soon be—help is at hand in this book.
 
Everyone is afraid to fail. But when smart people fail, they convert their loss into renewed success. Drawing on their own experiences and those of hundreds of others, Carole Hyatt and Linda Gottlieb provide the practical, positive, reassuring advice you need for these trying times.
 
It’s not whether we fail, but how we cope with failure that truly matters. With the compassion and confidence of ultimate survivors, Linda Gottlieb and Carole Hyatt have given us the tools to rebound, regain control, and come back better than before.
 
“People will be helped more by reading this book than by anything else I can think of.”—Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People

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Hyatt (The Women's Selling Game and Gottlieb (Limbo here explore the effects of failure on people in success-oriented America. Interviewing men and women in various fields, they glean interesting information from those who accepted defeat only temporarily. Exemplifying "hidden failures," Clare Boothe Luce regrets that she abandoned her real interest, writing, for political roles; conversely George McGovern considers himself the winner over Richard Nixon, who defeated him for the presidency. Among those who offer advice on starting over is William L. Shirer: fired from his job as a reporter for being "too liberal," he went on to write such notable books as The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. Shirer makes the cogent observation that success or failure aren't at issue but "whether you are a learner or non-learner."
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