Featuring the author Megan McArdle, Columnist, Bloomberg View; with comments by Brink Lindsey, Vice President for Research, Cato Institute; moderated by Dalibor Rohac, Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.
Nobody likes to fail, yet failure is a ubiquitous element of our
lives. According to Megan McArdle, failing often — and well
— is an important source of learning for individuals,
organizations, and governments. Although failure is critical in
coping with complex environments, our cognitive biases often keep
us from drawing the correct lessons and adjusting our behavior. Our
psychological aversion to failure can compound its undesirable
effects, McArdle argues, and transform failures into catastrophes.
Please join us for a discussion of how “failing up” allows us to
reinvent ourselves and our institutions.