Why Failure Makes You Smarter

The human brain — more than a computer

Jeff Stibel, a LinkedIn ‘influencer’ makes a study of failure in his regular postings. Here he looks at the science behind failure, and why it actually makes you smarter. Humans learn more from their mistakes than from being taught it seems, and there’s a very good reason for this.

It goes to why good teachers let their students battle with problems, instead of ‘spoon-feeding’ them the answers. And that’s an insight into how the brain works.

Read Stibel’s piece here… and if you’re on LinkedIn, follow him – his postings are always worth reading.