Jenny Wu has accomplished more in the first 15 years of her career than most of us will in a lifetime.
The key to her success? Finding a way to “fail her way up.”
Jenny and I relive some of her biggest career setbacks, talk about what she learned, and explore how each of us can make better career choices.
1:20 – The most millennial resume in the world
2:30 – If you’re not failing 90% of the time, you’re not trying hard enough
4:45 – The immigrant struggle + a rebellious personality
7:30 – Theoretical career choices vs. real-world data
12:15 – Being scared to make the wrong decision + not quitting soon enough
13:00 – Cultural norms around resumes, quitting, and failure
15:00 – Economic rationale for millennial behavior
16:30 – Reliving her favorite failures
19:00 – How you react in the moment vs. with the benefit of time
20:45 – Landmark = turning point in reframing failures
21:30 – Needing to prove yourself vs. finding unconditional love
24:30 – Reframing your failures and forcing yourself to tell a new story
30:00 – The rationale for moving into the social sector
32:15 – Features vs. flaws and finding the right fit when you’re an “acquired taste”
40:00 – The role of mentorship in career development
42:30 – The impact of privilege
46:00 – Finding what works for you
49:00 – Does failure teach you more than success?
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