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What Engineers Can Learn from Authors

Google X’s self-congratulatory embrace of “failure” ignores lessons that have served writers and artists well for millennia

I recently listened to a segment on NPR’s Marketplace from 2015 that gave airtime to a positively gushing member of the 21st century financial success story and civilization-defining enterprise that is Google.



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Josh Stephens

Josh Stephens is a veteran teacher and college counselor based in Los Angeles. Josh can be reached at