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Well, it’s been quite some time since I wrote my last post. I think I should have added that to my CV of Failures as well. Anyways, over the last few weeks, the CV of Princeton psychology Professor Johannes Haushofer has been getting a lot of attention. He’s published something that he calls the CV of Failures which highlights all the things in life you failed at. He’s not the first one to do this though.

Inspired by Professor Johannes Haushofer’s CV of Failures, I decided to work on my own set of failures. The idea to make this failure resume got further triggered by Ankur Warikoo, a friend, and CEO of Nearbuy who shared his failure resume as well.

I have failed a lot of times, but only those really close to me know about these moments. Most of my colleagues, batch mates and friends probably believe that I am always successful. Many believe that their failures are because of their own ability or inability. I agree with Prof. Haushofer and believe that the world is rather stochastic, people have bad days, those on selection committees have bad days!

This is my attempt to recollect my failures and reveal it to the world. I feel this can be a big step towards gaining more knowledge about myself and putting my real self in front of the world.

Click on the link below to read my CV of Failures.

Prateek Panda – CV of Failures

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  1. Hi Prateek! Your Cv of Failures is inspiring. Thank you for writing this. You are not alone. We all fail and I am sure there is a release when you write down your failures. Is it freeing or is it just a fresh reminder of the disappointment you felt when things didn’t work out?

    • Actually, it’s two things – it’s makes you remember the things you went through and the fact that everything eventually works out. Secondly, it just establishes the fact that we are all just humans. We all make mistakes.

  2. According to Prof. Johannes Haushofer, “This idea is not mine, but due to a wonderful article in Nature by Melanie I. Stefan, who is a Lecturer in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. You can find her original article here, her website here, her publications here, and follow her on Twitter under @MelanieIStefan.” But the idea is cool and very relevant to both academic and non-academic world.