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Learning from failure

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k3884 (Published 13 September 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3884

Winners & Losers

Success is a mess. It's a zero-sum game where winners are heroes and losers are zeros. The winners act elitist, while the losers act defeatist. But winners are really just losers rescued by luck and pluck. So winners should share their success with losers, since charity and parity are the only real success.


Competing interests: No competing interests

13 September 2018
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA