Virtual Conference

PLA 2014 Virtual Conference logoAuthor Interview with Megan McArdle
A PLA BIG IDEAS speaker!

Friday, March 14
3:00–3:30 PM

Megan McArdle (photo by Lara Shipley)

Photo by Lara Shipley

Megan is a special correspondent for Newsweek/The Daily Beast and the author of The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success. Drawing on cutting-edge research in science, psychology, economics, and business, and taking insights from turnaround experts, emergency room doctors, venture capitalists, child psychologists, bankruptcy judges, and mountaineers, McArdle argues that America is unique in its willingness to let people and companies fail, but also in its determination to let them pick up after the fall. Failure is how people and businesses learn. So how do you reinvent yourself when you are down? If you want to succeed in business and in life, McArdle proposes, you have to learn how to harness the power of failure. She is a graduate of the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and has been a finance and economics correspondent for The Economist and a business columnist and blogger for The Atlantic. She lives with her husband, Peter, in Washington, D.C.