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Sincere stories of setbacks from exceptional people, shared on the FAIL! stage to challenge society to create a psychologically safe culture around failures and vulnerabilities. Because failure is indeed not an option, but a part of everyone's journey towards success. https://fail-sharing.org/

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Sincere stories of setbacks from exceptional people, shared on the FAIL! stage to challenge society to create a psychologically safe culture around failures and vulnerabilities. Because failure is indeed not an option, but a part of everyone's journey towards success. https://fail-sharing.org/

    Kirsty Bennett | Short course: being happy during a pandemic

    Kirsty Bennett | Short course: being happy during a pandemic

    Kirsty’s and her husband’s life was rather tough at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a three-year-old son, a baby and two full-time jobs. One day, Kirsty proposed to go on a hike to break the daily routine, which turned out to be a disaster after her son’s continuing whining and complaining. However, as she realized that that hike had done well to her, and decided to go hiking every weekend, she was able to find some relief from the stressing pandemic life, and eventually to also convince her son that it was worth it.

    Kirsty Bennett is manager of the MIT Women's League and founder of MITell, a storytelling community group for MIT. Kirsty spent seven years as producer and director for The Moth, and founded The Moth’s College Program, bringing storytelling workshops to college campuses across the US. She has taught storytelling to tech giants, the US Embassy and the Gates Foundation. If you’ve a story to tell, she’s the right person to ask.

    This Episode was recorded at a FAIL! event organized at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in November 2021 by the VISTA association.
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    Music Theme: "Driven To Success" by Scott Holmes
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    • 8 min
    David Edwards | The failure (r)evolution that twists your life plot

    David Edwards | The failure (r)evolution that twists your life plot

     David Edwards began his scientist and inventor career brilliantly, founding companies that produced medical devices to cure different diseases. However, during a trip in South Africa, where he had co-founded a non-profit to supply antibiotics and vaccines, David realized that the short-term benefits granted by his inventions were being overwhelmed by long-term problems that dropped the quality of life. This epiphany led him to change his focus and create revolutionary inventions - as the FEND devices, used to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

    David A. Edwards is a scientist, inventor and writer. David's inventions and startups have pioneered a new way of thinking about creativity at the interface of art, science and design. He was Professor of the Practice of Bioengineering at Harvard University from 2001 to 2019.

    This Episode was recorded at a FAIL! event organized at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in November 2021 by the VISTA association.
    Watch this and more episodes on Youtube, follow FAIL! - Inspiring Resilience on social media (Facebook - Instagram - LinkedIn), and visit our website: www.fail-sharing.org
    Music Theme: "Driven To Success" by Scott Holmes
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    • 14 min
    Roz Picard | You must take risks to pursue your dreams

    Roz Picard | You must take risks to pursue your dreams

    Roz Picard has become an international leader in research after founding the new research brand of Affective Computing, which investigates the link between emotions and artificial intelligence. However, her path to the top has being far from linear, with many obstacles and failures on her way. During this talk, Roz shares three segments of her life and three big failures, which, nevertheless, have been only “mid points” and not destinations.

    Rosalind Picard is professor at MIT and faculty member since 1991. Her revolutionary research focused on the utility of emotions in artificial intelligence pioneered a new research field, called Affective Computing, and granted her several international awards and recognitions. Roz is also co-founder of Affectiva, providing emotion AI technology, and Empatica, creating sensors to improve health.

    This Episode was recorded at a FAIL! event organized at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in November 2021 by the VISTA association.
    Watch this and more episodes on Youtube, follow FAIL! - Inspiring Resilience on social media (Facebook - Instagram - LinkedIn), and visit our website: www.fail-sharing.org
    Music Theme: "Driven To Success" by Scott Holmes
    Free Music Archive - CC BY NC

    • 14 min
    JD Schramm | Build the muscle of resilience before you need it

    JD Schramm | Build the muscle of resilience before you need it

     JD’s 2020 could become one of the darkest periods of his life after he decided to leave his dream job. However, this decision led him to unexpected and deep reflections upon his life and what really matters to him, from his family to his friends. During this talk, JD shares his three to do’s and three to don’s to exercise what he calls the “muscle of resilience”, to not be unprepared when life gets hard.

    This Episode was recorded at a FAIL! event organized at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in November 2021 by the VISTA association.
    Watch this and more episodes on Youtube, follow FAIL! - Inspiring Resilience on social media (Facebook - Instagram - LinkedIn), and visit our website: www.fail-sharing.org
    Music Theme: "Driven To Success" by Scott Holmes
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    • 12 min
    Jennifer Cohen | Be bold or go home: boldness is key to success

    Jennifer Cohen | Be bold or go home: boldness is key to success

    Jennifer’s demo tape with Keanu Reeves as a simple 18-year-old student is an emblematic example of “boldness”, which she targets as the key to success while she drives us through her personal story and to “The 10% Target”, her strategy to get comfortable with failure and become bold in life.

    Jennifer Cohen is a fitness influencer, wellness entrepreneur, strategic advisor, and media personality. She has founded and partnered with several companies, is the author of several bestsellers and hosts the podcast “Habits and Hustle” with Entrepreneur magazine.

    This Episode was recorded at a FAIL! event organized at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in November 2021 by the VISTA association.
    Watch this and more episodes on Youtube, follow FAIL! - Inspiring Resilience on social media (Facebook - Instagram - LinkedIn), and visit our website: www.fail-sharing.org
    Music Theme: "Driven To Success" by Scott Holmes
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    • 15 min
    Everyone's journey progresses at its own pace | A conversation with Zita Martins

    Everyone's journey progresses at its own pace | A conversation with Zita Martins

    Zita Martins is an Associate Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, Portugal, and co-director of the MIT-Portugal program. In her research in Astrobiology, she looks for bio-signatures in space missions, and investigates the potential contribution of organic compounds present in meteorites and comets to the origin of life on Earth.

    In this talk she discusses her PhD experience, the pressure to publish results, feeling like she was always behind her peers, the challenges to find and sustain a good work-life balance and how to cope with the unpredictable bad luck of losing her most important research samples during shipping.

    This FAIL! talk was recorded in May 2021 as part of the "Brainstorms" session hosted by the Student Club on Mental Health and Inclusion - IST Lisbon

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    Music Theme: "Driven To Success" by Scott Holmes
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