Derek Sivers: Failure is the only way to learn

Remember what your grandmother always told you? 'Practice makes you perfect.' In this talk, Derek Sivers shows you that she was right all along, and says that, "We need to fail because it is required for learning, it keeps you in the growth mindset, and it reminds you that everything is just an experiment."


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Derek Sivers

Entrepreneur, programmer, student of life.

Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek Sivers created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100M in sales for 150,000 musicians. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22M, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education. He is a frequent speaker at the TED Conference, with over 5 million views of his talks. In 2011, he published a book which shot to #1 on all of its Amazon categories. Derek Sivers lives in Singapore, where he is creating his next company.

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