Mistakes That Worked Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Mistakes That Worked


  • Author : Charlotte Foltz Jones
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399552038

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Mistakes That Worked Excerpt :

Popsicles, potato chips, Silly Putty, Velcro, and many other familiar things have fascinating stories behind them. In fact, dozens of products and everyday items had surprisingly haphazard beginnings. Mistakes That Worked offers forty of these unusual tales, along with hilarious cartoons and weird and amazing facts. Readers will be surprised and inspired!

Accidents May Happen Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Accidents May Happen


  • Author : Charlotte Foltz Jones
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-31
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307554123

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Accidents May Happen Excerpt :

From Wheaties to telephones, microwave ovens to yo-yos, here are the inspiring and often funny stories of 50 mistakes and misunderstandings that helped bring about life as we know it. With hilarious cartoons and wacky facts, this fascinating compendium illustrates the adage "If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them."

Mistakes that Worked Book

Mistakes that Worked


  • Author : Charlotte Foltz Jones
  • Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399552021

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Mistakes that Worked Excerpt :

"Do you know how many things in your daily life were invented by accident? Sandwiches came about when an English earl was too busy gambling to eat his meal and needed to keep one hand free. Potato chips were first cooked by a chef who was furious when a customer complained that his fried potatoes weren't thin enough. Coca-Cola, Silly Putty, and X rays have [interesting] stories behind them, too"--

Eat Your Words Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Eat Your Words


  • Author : Charlotte Foltz Jones
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524766863

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Eat Your Words Excerpt :

Baked Alaska, melba toast, hush puppies, and coconuts. You'd be surprised at how these food names came to be. And have you ever wondered why we use the expression "selling like hotcakes"? Or how about "spill the beans"? There are many fascinating and funny stories about the language of food--and the food hidden in our language! Charlotte Foltz Jones has compiled a feast of her favorite anecdotes, and John O'Brien's delightfully pun-filled drawings provide the dessert. Bon appetit!

Mistakes I Made at Work Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Mistakes I Made at Work


  • Author : Jessica Bacal
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-04-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101632017

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Mistakes I Made at Work Excerpt :

High-achieving women share their worst mistakes at work—and how learning from them paved the way to success. Named by Fast Company as a "Top 10 Book You Need to Read This Year" In Mistakes I Made at Work, a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Business Book for Spring 2014, Jessica Bacal interviews twenty-five successful women about their toughest on-the-job moments. These innovators across a variety of fields – from the arts to finance to tech – reveal that they’re more thoughtful, purposeful and assertive as leaders because they learned from their mistakes, not because they never made any. Interviewees include: Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of Wild Anna Holmes, founding editor of Jezebel.com Kim Gordon, founding member of the band Sonic Youth Joanna Barsch, Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company Carol Dweck, Stanford psychology professor Ruth Ozeki, New York Times bestselling author of Tale for the Time Being And many more For readers of Lean In and #Girlboss, Mistakes I Made for Work is ideal for millenials just starting their careers, for women seeking to advance at work, or for anyone grappling with issues of perfectionism, and features fascinating and surprising anecdotes, as well as tips for readers.

The Book of Mistakes Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

The Book of Mistakes


  • Author : Corinna Luyken
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-04-18
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735229839

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The Book of Mistakes Excerpt :

Zoom meets Beautiful Oops! in this memorable picture book debut about the creative process, and the way in which "mistakes" can blossom into inspiration One eye was bigger than the other. That was a mistake. The weird frog-cat-cow thing? It made an excellent bush. And the inky smudges… they look as if they were always meant to be leaves floating gently across the sky. As one artist incorporates accidental splotches, spots, and misshapen things into her art, she transforms her piece in quirky and unexpected ways, taking readers on a journey through her process. Told in minimal, playful text, this story shows readers that even the biggest “mistakes” can be the source of the brightest ideas—and that, at the end of the day, we are all works in progress, too. Fans of Peter Reynolds’s Ish and Patrick McDonnell’s A Perfectly Messed-Up Story will love the funny, poignant, completely unique storytelling of The Book of Mistakes. And, like Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, it makes the perfect graduation gift, encouraging readers to have a positive outlook as they learn to face life’s obstacles.

The Girl who Never Made Mistakes Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

The Girl who Never Made Mistakes


  • Author : Mark Pett
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402255441

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The Girl who Never Made Mistakes Excerpt :

Beatrice is so well-known for never making a mistake that she is greeted each morning by fans and reporters, but a near-error on the day of the school talent show could change everything.

Brilliant Blunders Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Brilliant Blunders


  • Author : Mario Livio
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-05-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439192375

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Brilliant Blunders Excerpt :

We all make mistakes. Nobody is perfect. And that includes five of the greatest scientists in history -- Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle, Albert Einstein. But the mistakes that these great scientists made helped science to advance. Indeed, as Mario Livio explains in this fascinating book, science thrives on error; it advances when erroneous ideas are disproven. All five scientists were great geniuses and fascinating human beings. Their blunders were part of their genius and part of the scientific process. Livio brilliantly analyses their errors to show where they were wrong and right, but what makes his book so enjoyable to read is Livio's analysis of the psychology of these towering figures. Along the way the reader learns an enormous amount about the evolution of life on earth and in the universe, but from an unusual vantage point -- the mistakes of great scientists rather than the achievements that made them famous.

Beautiful Oops  Book
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings

Beautiful Oops


  • Author : Barney Saltzberg
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-09-23
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761157281

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Beautiful Oops Excerpt :

A life lesson that all parents want their children to learn: It’s OK to make a mistake. In fact, hooray for mistakes! A mistake is an adventure in creativity, a portal of discovery. A spill doesn’t ruin a drawing—not when it becomes the shape of a goofy animal. And an accidental tear in your paper? Don’t be upset about it when you can turn it into the roaring mouth of an alligator. An award winning, best-selling, one-of-a-kind interactive book, Beautiful Oops! shows young readers how every mistake is an opportunity to make something beautiful. A singular work of imagination, creativity, and paper engineering, Beautiful Oops! is filled with pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, tears, holes, overlays, bends, smudges, and even an accordion “telescope”—each demonstrating the magical transformation from blunder to wonder.

How to Make Mistakes On Purpose Book

How to Make Mistakes On Purpose


  • Author : Laurie Rosenwald
  • Publisher : Hachette Go
  • Release Date : 2021-11-23
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780306925153

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How to Make Mistakes On Purpose Excerpt :

Based on Laurie Rosenwald's popular workshop, How to Make Mistakes On Purpose reveals an intuitive, entertaining way to come up with truly original ideas. Three generations of humans have now been molded into results-oriented workers who cannot mess up, and therefore may never innovate either. Shared software, skills, and experiences equal no surprises. Surrounded by the unwavering, reliable results made possible by a machine, we all marinate in this ubiquitous cybersauce. Behold! Thousands of shiny new apps, sites, products, and services that look, feel, and are essentially the same. Because computers don’t make mistakes. Chance is the natural foil to the digital. We combine both for originality. This makes for the kind of exciting, hopeful future we want. We embrace technology but need to slap it around a bit to get someplace new. Human error sparks connections. In a relaxed situation where one’s hypercritical demons are AWOL, the snap, crackle, pop of brainstorms happen all around us. A fresh, colorful guide to discovery, with clearly marked directions and witty prompts, this is a book about living a productive, individualistic life. Whatever your job, it gives you a way to zig while everyone around you can only zag. It will also make you laugh along the way.

The Billion Dollar Mistake Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Billion Dollar Mistake


  • Author : Stephen L. Weiss
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-10-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470572641

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The Billion Dollar Mistake Excerpt :

Important investment lessons gleaned from the mistakes of accomplished professional investors and billionaire businessmen The Billion Dollar Mistake is an up-close account of the career-defining mistakes that some of the world's most brilliant billionaire investors have made, and a revealing look at what we can learn from them. Drawing on author Stephen Weiss' twenty-two years experience at some of Wall Street's most prestigious firms, the core of this book is based upon original research and interviews with these legendary investors, who discuss the most significant trade or investment that went against them, the magnitude of the loss, its effect on their businesses-and on their personal lives. To some, these fascinating accounts will read like a novel; to others, it will be a treasured and unique investment guide. This intriguing book skillfully examines the causal relationship between the quirks of each investor's personality and the mistakes they have committed. Along the way, Weiss provides a series of compelling narrative accounts of the individuals' road to success, the particular mistakes they made, the character flaws that led to them, and the lessons learned. While some investors made errors of judgment, others made errors of perception. The Billion Dollar Mistake Uncovers important lessons learned from the failures of some of the most enduring and accomplished investors, including Kirk Kerkorian, Bill Ackman, Aubrey McClendon and Leon Cooperman Discusses how to incorporate these lessons into your investment discipline and avoid the same missteps Reveals common mistakes made by bigger investors that the average investor can relate-the only difference is in magnitude with more zeros attached to the loss Includes insights on improving your investment endeavors by refining your approach to today's markets Learning from the missteps of the best in the investment business can help you succeed. With The Billion Dollar Mistake, you'll discover how.

It s Okay to Make Mistakes Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

It s Okay to Make Mistakes


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2014-07-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316406321

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It s Okay to Make Mistakes Excerpt :

In a tradition of Todd Parr's fan-favorite It's Okay to Be Different a book about embracing mistakes and the joy of happy accidents. Todd Parr's bestselling books have reminded kids to embrace differences, to be thankful, to love one another, and to be themselves. It's Okay to Make Mistakes embraces life's happy accidents, the mistakes and mess-ups that can lead to self discovery. Todd Parr brings a timely theme to life with his signature bold, kid-friendly illustrations and a passion for making readers feel good about themselves, encouraging them to try new things, experiment, and dare to explore new paths. From coloring outside the lines and creating a unique piece of art to forgetting an umbrella but making a new friend, each page offers a kid-friendly take on the importance of taking chances, trying new things, and embracing life, mistakes and all.

Steven Caney s Invention Book Book

Steven Caney s Invention Book


  • Author : Steven Caney
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Inventions
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN 10 : 0894800760

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Steven Caney s Invention Book Excerpt :

A project book for the would-be inventor with activities, a list of "contraptions" in need of invention, and the stories behind thirty-six existing inventions.

Food Mistakes That Worked Book

Food Mistakes That Worked


  • Author : Swimore Arkzenn
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-08-31
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN 10 : 9798681155102

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Food Mistakes That Worked Excerpt :

Do you know that we wouldn't have crispy potato chips if not for an angry customer We wouldn't have coffee if not for some sheep's eating the wrong plants by mistake We wouldn't be able to enjoy some Nachos if not for a handful of military wives who got hungry in mexico and couldn't find the chef Some of the worlds most delicious and tasty food were created by mistakes, these innovations and discoveries introduced us to some amazing new cuisines and dishes. This book will teach you that sometimes mistakes can become innovations.

My Best Mistake Book

My Best Mistake


  • Author : Terry O'Reilly
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-10-26
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443459471

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My Best Mistake Excerpt :

The host of CBC Radio’s Under the Influence, Terry O’Reilly, uncovers the surprising power of screwing up The Incredible Hulk was originally supposed to be grey, but a printing glitch led to the superhero’s iconic green colour. NHL hall-of-famer Serge Savard’s hockey career nearly ended prematurely, not because of an injury, but because of an oversight. And the invention of a beloved treat, the Popsicle, began with a simple mistake. In his fascinating and meticulously researched new book, Terry O’Reilly recounts how some of the biggest breakthroughs and best-loved products originated with a mistake. Some people’s “mistakes” led to dramatic life changes--losing their jobs, their companies and often their credibility--only for them to discover new opportunities on the other shore. Other people’s mistakes seemed minor, almost insignificant--until they led to a famous brand, a legendary band or a groundbreaking work of art. And in a few instances, a mistake actually saved lives. The fear of failing often holds us back. My Best Mistake will change how you think about screwing up and will encourage you to accept mistakes and embrace the obstacles that may arise from these errors, leading you to unexpected breakthroughs and silver linings of your own.