The science of failing forward.


The Soloist  Richard Saul Wurman, TED founder, creator of the “information architecture” discipline, and author of 83 books. Wurman’s formula for outsized success is simple: spend sixteen years failing at everything you do, then start over. From scratch.


Philosophy  “Sell your ignorance, not what you know. Once you do something well and start repeating it, you’re toast.”

My OS  Wurman walks us through a day in his work life. There is no detail so small that it hasn’t been designed as carefully as a TED talk.

Prophecy  Five years from now we won’t talk about education, we'll talk about learning, and there won't be teachers, there will be guides.”