Lecture: Learning from failure is key to success

Watch video of an April 2006 talk, "The Paradox of Design: Success through Failure," by Henry Petroski, Aleksander S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and Professor of History, Duke University.

For the average non-engineering professional, Henry Petroski’s April 12 lecture in Benton Chapel may have seemed like an in-depth history of bridges. However, a closer listen to his talk provided insightful advice relevant to any vocation or daily life experience.

Petroski, the Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and a professor of history at Duke University, spoke on “The Paradox of Design: Success Through Failure” at the final Chancellor’s Lecture of the academic year.

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