Art of Failure

Art of Failure
Artists, entrepreneurs and actors on failing, learning and succeeding
Kevin Allison: The State, RISK!, and Terrible Jobs
Feb 12 • 31 min
Kevin Allison has one of the most successful live storytelling series and podcasts out there, RISK!, which encourages participants to tell raw, unfiltered stories. But before RISK!, Kevin garnered more than a decade of bad luck and bad jobs. He became…
Michael Finkel: Not all those who wander are lost
Jan 29 • 28 min
Our interview with Michael is about his latest book but also covers Michael’s own career, a career that He described as being shaped like an hour glass: success; failure and then recovery. Michael also discussed his latest book, The Stranger in The Woods:…
Rudy Garcia-Tolson: No Legs & No Limits
Jan 16 • 31 min
At five years old, Rudy Garcia-Tolson’s parents gave him a choice: he could have a double amputation at the knee and walk with prosthetics or not and be wheelchair-bound. For Rudy, this was a slam dunk decision. Now at age 30, he is a five-time Paralympic…
Beri Smither: American Model
Dec 31, 2018 • 27 min
What is it like to be a supermodel? Beri Smither started working when she was 17, was sent to Paris and was an instant hit. She worked with photographers Bruce Weber, Herb Ritts, Arthur Elgort, Michael Thompson, Steven Klein, Peter Lindberg and many many…
Bonin Bough: Out of the boardroom, into the wild
Dec 10, 2018 • 34 min
Bonin Bough is the youngest C-suite executive to have worked in a Fortune 50 company, and he didn’t get that far without making a few mistakes. “Failure happens, but how do you maintain the drive and the willingness? I’m relentless. It doesn’t matter how…
Christina Sass: Accomplished with imposter syndrome
Nov 26, 2018 • 31 min
How do you learn to work past doubt? We spoke to Christna Sass, the co-founder and president of Andela. Prior to co-founding Andela, she directed the Program department of the Clinton Global Initiative and advised the President and CEO of The…
Strauss Zelnick: Meditation & Grand Theft Auto
Nov 12, 2018 • 32 min
Strauss Zelnick is the man behind many blockbusters, everything from Grand Theft Auto to Dirty Dancing. Find out what Zelnick was like before he was a media mogul. It turns out that he wanted to be a musician, then a creative writer. Find out how he beat…
William Wegman: Aging, Art and Baseball
Oct 21, 2018 • 47 min
What does William Wegman know about failure? Listen and find out.