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Will Your Next Mistake Be Fatal? by Robert Mittelstaedt

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A. Summary of Insights

Summarized here are the insights associated with the accidents, incidents, and successes examined in the book. They are offered with the caution that slavishly adhering to them in the hope of avoiding all mistakes will not necessarily lead to success, because success is different than a lack of failure, which might lead to mediocrity.

Despite the caution that success requires more than avoiding mistakes, these are powerful insights into the ways that many have “snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.” The patterns are similar and have shown themselves repeatedly over and over again in a variety of industries, countries, and businesses.

Additionally, if we are honest we can see similarities to the things that drive or ...

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