CV of Failures

7 05 2016


I think my “anti-CV” is even better than this “CV of Failures” from Princeton Psychology prof Johannes Haushofer, but still, his is a wonderful read. I especially love his crowning meta-failure: “[that] my CV of Failures has received way more attention that my entire body of academic work.”

My hunch is the original idea came not from Melanie Stefan (though her article’s great too), but from my old friend Pete Cotgreave. Inspired by him, several of us in Oxford in the mid 90s started anti-CVs. Mine’s now magnificent and as long as your arm.