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Five Lessons Higher Education Could Learn from America's Favorite Pastime

Five Lessons Higher Education Could Learn from America's Favorite Pastime

Baseball involves learning from failure. Even Hall of Fame hitters fail seven out of 10 tries. Like baseball, business magnates have long promoted the mantra "fail fast and often" as part of their business development plan.

Higher education has also followed this approach in a quest to uncover new discoveries built on trial-and-error research. Baseball players, entrepreneurs and researchers share the same euphoria when the sum of their hard work produces a "home run." As inventor and scientist Thomas Edison once said, "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Read moreā€¦