Not Learning from Failure -- The Greatest Failure of All

  title={Not Learning from Failure -- The Greatest Failure of All},
  author={Lauren Eskreis-Winkler and Ayelet Fishbach},
  journal={Academy of Management Proceedings},
We live in a society that celebrates failure. Yet across six randomized-controlled experiments (N = 847), we found that failure had the opposite effect: it undermined learning. In work and health d... 

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