Failure as an Intersectional Identity
Updated: Nov 23, 2021
In American culture, business and technology entrepreneurs advocate for "failing fast." If you fail fast, you learn quicker and succeed, right? But what if you live in a culture where the shame of failing is so strong, or the barriers to success are too steep, that the "Failure-Is-Good" advice feels dangerous? What if failing becomes a part of your identity? In this episode of Rough Translation, entrepreneurs from around the world share their personal experiences of "failing," how the notion of failure fits into their culture, and how to change the societal values surrounding 'winners' and 'losers.' Listen and find out more here!