We’re told that experience is the best teacher. We’re reassured that we can learn from failure. In recent years, we’ve gone so far as to argue that we need to celebrate failure. Mantras like “fail more” or “fail faster” adorn many office walls where our prized motivational posters used to hang.
There are definitely positive lessons to be learned from failure, but new research suggests that the failure of others might be a better source of learning than our own shortcomings or missteps.
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