The value of failure

We have become a very risk-averse society, so this is a very timely piece for Times Higher Education: In the academy all must have prizes, but nothing breeds success likefailure. Steven Schwartz argues that students gain more from blind alleys than from victory processions, as failure engenders the 'true grit' essential to achievement in the real world "All political lives...end in failure," said British politician Enoch Powell, a proposition amply corroborated by his own career.…