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Guy Raz Wants You To Fail (And Then Succeed)

Ryan Lash

If you want to bring something new into the world, you’ll have to fail a few times along the way. The public radio journalist Guy Raz says failure breeds resilience.

We’re talking to Guy about his new book How I Built This — which shares a name with the NPR podcast he co-founded. For the book, he spoke with more than 200 entrepreneurs about the challenges they had to overcome. And here’s the thing: They all had setbacks. Fighting through them? That’s what led to their successes. Guy says his book is “designed for anyone looking to build something new — a business, a project, a non-profit — anything that takes courage and energy.”

Guy Raz’s book is How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World’s ost Inspiring Entrepreneurs. [Bookshop | Amazon | Audible]

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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