Jan 22, 2018
Stanford University Emeritus Professor John Krumboltz on
Learning and his life journey
Dr. Krumboltz is a specialist in counseling psychology. He
helps counselors learn how to help their clients take actions to
create more satisfying lives for themselves. His research covers
tracing the roots of academic, career, and personal problems, as
well as studying the emotional outcomes of learning experiences,
and the use of multimedia in simulating occupational activities.
Dr. Krumboltz is also a leader in the theory of career counseling.
His social learning theory postulates that career transitions
result from an uncountable number of learning experiences made
possible by both planned and unplanned encounters with the people,
institutions, and events in each person's particular
In this interview, Professor Krumboltz talks about his
goal to live to 100 years old. Professor Krumboltz talks about our
life and how short it is and how we will all die, while we are
alive let's have fun.
He walks us through his experience in how everything is
connected, his thoughts on giving advice to parents
about children and their goals and careers and goes
into various topics like artificial intelligence. Dr.
Krumboltz talks about "the lecture method" in college and how
it is bad.
Professor Krumboltz, one of the people who coined the
term from his book "Fail Fast, Fail Often”, talks about the topic
and what it means. Its the fear of failure that is the biggest
What is someone doesn’t like you? So what, it isn’t a big
Dr. Krumboltz talks about becoming a Stanford Professor and
the steps he took to get there.
Author of the books