Tag Archives: Failure

I wish you bad luck this year

A short time after Christmas, Wall Street Journal writer Bob Greene caught up with US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, and asked him about a commencement speech he gave in June to his son’s ninth grade graduation ceremony at a boarding school in New Hampshire. Setting aside the preposterousness of a ninth grade commencement, Roberts’ […]

Why worshiping at the altar of self-esteem fails

Speaking to a group of Little Leaguers on Saturday, Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper had a simple message. “As much as they might tell you, ‘It’s OK you guys lost today,’ no Johnny,” he began. “No participation trophies, OK? First place only, alright?” He, of course, said it in a lighthearted — but also serious […]