Failure is an Option: Learn How to Turn Failure into an Advantage

Originally delivered Jul 28, 2010
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We are all familiar with failures and yet failures carry a negative stigma to both individuals and companies. Just as the phoenix can rise from the ashes, successful individuals and companies are those who have successfully turned failures into advantages.

In this webinar, you discover the importance of taking risks in science, management and career. You learn the art of calculating risks and taking charge of setbacks. You see why the 'Fail Fast' doctrine makes sense, and you find creative ways to make the most of your failures. This session is of benefit to Chemical Engineers at all stages of professional development, and to 'Anyone Who Has Ever Tried but Fell Short'.


Dr. Ben Yerxa

Ben Yerxa, PhD is the Executive Vice President & Chief of R&D at Inspire Pharmaceuticals, where he joined as a medicinal chemist during start up in 1995.  He created a unique opportunity for the company to apply its core technology in the field of ophthalmology and is an inventor on more than 50 US patents.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and Sharefish, and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

Dr. Yerxa is the recipient of the Southeastern Region American Chemical Society (ACS)...Read more

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