"As part of the course, I teamed up with a local social entrepreneur, Ashwini krishnaprasad, to lead a session on risk taking. Ashwini facilitated a 90-minute exercise with the focus on failure. Her only direction of the activity was to give our six students time to fail. Their directive was to fail as many times as possible in their limited time frame. Several of the students were confused, yet Dmitry, one of our students, emerged with energy and focus.
Our class was being held at a Starbucks in the heart of the city. Dmitry rose up and vanished, on a quest to fail. Ten minutes later, Ashwini and I looked out at a traffic circle filled with cars, motor bikes and rickshaws and I then saw something that changed my life."
As published originally in FARGO Monthly.
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