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How my company failed in only three months (and still was a success)

How my company failed in only three months (and still was a success) | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
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A history of failure ... .

And as usually said, failure leads to success.

Sure, not every time.

Yet, I like to read about failures even more than successes because they set things right and it is also a good way for any entrepreneur to get rid - or at least anticipate - of some hurdles.

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Overcoming Your Kryptonite and Making the Leap into Entrepreneurship

Overcoming Your Kryptonite and Making the Leap into Entrepreneurship | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
When it comes to starting up, our insecurities can become our own worst enemy. Here's how one young entrepreneur overcame his inner demons.
Samuel Pavin's insight:

One of the main showstoppers indeed. Fear.

Failing at failing for the sake of not actually trying.

Like any decision in life, though, it is just a matter of jumping in. Here are some good advice and getting over fear and skydiving to success ... or failure anyway but that does not matter.

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Becoming An Entrepreneur Is Less Scary Than You Think (A Case Study) - Forbes

Becoming An Entrepreneur Is Less Scary Than You Think (A Case Study) - Forbes | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
It may be less scary to go off on your own than to hope that your corporate job remains safe.
Samuel Pavin's insight:

I am sticking to the #fear factor here here but it does seem to be the main topic at the moment - or say, the fancy topic.

No more failures, now on to fear.

Anyway, a well written bit here on this part and a good look into #entrepreneur thinking vs #employee thinking.

Ready to jump now ?

 

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How the 'Failure' Culture of Startups Is Killing Innovation

How the 'Failure' Culture of Startups Is Killing Innovation | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Far from being the measure of disgrace it once was, failure now seems to be a sort of badge of honor. But somewhere along the way, it got to be uncool to reduce one’s risk of failure.
Samuel Pavin's insight:

An interesting point about failure and the somewhat switch to "failing is just plain ok".

That is still not true everywhere (countries like France or Japan, for instance, do not accept failure (much)). But that certainly is some old habit in the Valley. With the point that failing is like losing. Ok sometimes but efforts are required, at some point, in order to go back to winning.

I mention efforts as I also think about the fashionable "MVP". Delivering the minimum requires far less efforts and engagement. Yet the concept is more or less accepted. 

However, as an end-user and customer, when I buy something I want it to work. What is the point in having an ok-looking, ok-working, so called wonderful app if it is bound to crash every minute.

Hence, I tend to agree with the point made here and would even push it further, it is also killing startups somehow.

Let's just hope it only kills the minimum viable ones.

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