PODCAST: In Silicon Valley, failure is in

A FailCon speaker telling his story of failure to the audience.

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Lauren Barghout is trying to embrace failure. She's a scientist and entrepreneur from the San Francisco Bay area. Recently, she went to a tech industry conference where, in speech after speech, she heard messages about how “innovation is built on failure,” and that “failure is the easiest way to learn.”

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David Brancaccio is the host of Marketplace Morning Report. Follow David on Twitter @DavidBrancaccio


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