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My Perspective on the “F” Word

My Perspective on the “F” Word

| February 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

I know what you are thinking and while we’re uncomfortable talking the subject I believe it needs to be addressed with today’s leaders, teams, and organizations so I wanted to give you my perspective on the “F” word FAILURE. Here are 6 ideas to help you look at failure from a different perspective and stop […]

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Entrepreneurs: Fail Until You Don’t

Entrepreneurs: Fail Until You Don’t

| November 1, 2012 | 7 Comments

“Oh man, I can’t do that.  I can’t take that risk.” I was trying to help my friend–who always talked about his hatred of his corporate job–to jump ship and start his own thing. Now, if there’s anyone that could succeed at their own thing, this is your guy: an electrical engineer, 3.8 GPA (!), […]

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Failure is Good. Can You Handle It?

Failure is Good. Can You Handle It?

| October 3, 2012 | 5 Comments

Everybody fails. No matter how hard we try we all experience failure in one form or another. Maybe it’s just a failed strategy or maybe it’s a failed business. These are the four facts of failure that help us to keep failure in the right perspective. Failure is good I remember my dad teaching me […]

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The Constructive Side of Failure

The Constructive Side of Failure

| August 14, 2012 | 7 Comments

My whole life, up until twenty-five years old, has been about proving myself. I’ve been proving what I can do, that I can pass by getting not just a good grade, but the best grade, and that I can keep up with the boys. Success in every mission had been my fortune growing up. That’s […]

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Infographic: Facebook Failures and Missteps on the Road to IPO

Infographic: Facebook Failures and Missteps on the Road to IPO

| February 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

You’ve probably heard that Facebook filed for its $5 billion IPO yesterday. While it may seem that Facebook has done nothing but sky-rocket to success we often forget about all the controversy and failed initiatives by the company. Mark Zuckerberg and his team have rolled out many versions and features since the sites launch in […]

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It’s All Your Fault! So Start Working Harder

It’s All Your Fault! So Start Working Harder

| January 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

I don’t know why so many people blame others for their failures or mishaps in their lives… Maybe it’s their ego, maybe in society failure is seen as weakness, maybe people will make fun of them…Or maybe it’s just easier to blame others for their problems? “It’s not that I’m doing anything wrong, he’s preventing […]

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10 Sure Fire Ways Young Entrepreneurs Set Their Ideas Up For Failure

10 Sure Fire Ways Young Entrepreneurs Set Their Ideas Up For Failure

| December 7, 2011 | 22 Comments

I had a conversation awhile back with a young entrepreneur that frustrated me beyond belief. It went something like this… “I’m looking for some advice on this amazing idea I have but I can’t tell you anything about it. All I can say is we will be competing with sites like eBay and when this […]

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I’m Risking All My Cash And A Loan…Here We Go!

I’m Risking All My Cash And A Loan…Here We Go!

| December 2, 2011 | 6 Comments

I probably owe the IRS $15,000 and I’m not sure I’ll be able to pay it when tax season comes now that I’m investing all my money. I guess that’s what being an Under30Ceo is all about! I would be lying if I told you I wasn’t nervous. My blog posts here won’t be telling you […]

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Businesses Don’t Fail. People Fail.

Businesses Don’t Fail. People Fail.

| August 11, 2011 | 18 Comments

Admittedly, people do fail and they do make mistakes. But it is a greater failing if those mistakes are not identified or even worse, if those mistakes are repeated. It is much easier to say: ‘My secretary forgot’, or ‘The production foreman overlooked it’, or ‘The supplier is always late’, than to admit that you […]

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Can Failure Become a Means of Success?

Can Failure Become a Means of Success?

| August 1, 2011 | 5 Comments

We’ve all heard the stories about famous failures that ended up being stepping stones – Michael Jordan getting cut from his high school basketball team, or Thomas Edison’s 9,000 light bulbs that didn’t work before one became illuminated – but it’s hard to remember the lessons therein when we’re staring up from the bottom of […]

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