Sam Weinman’s new book is Win at Losing: How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead To Our Greatest Gains
As an award-winning sports journalist, Sam Weinman has long studied the ripple effects of losing. But as a father of two competitive boys, he struggled to convince them that failing—whether losing a hockey game or bombing a math test—can actually be a critical part of success. So he sought out the perspectives of men and women who have turned significant setbacks into meaningful comebacks—and sometimes even new careers—to illustrate how we can not only overcome defeat but grow stronger from the experience. In the interview, I turned it into a personal experience from raising my sons and associated experiences from the eSports world.