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Straight Talk for Entrepreneurs: 10 Key Lessons From Failure

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“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill

We recently had the pleasure of partnering with the UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship to present “Learning From Failure” as part of the “Straight Talk for Entrepreneurs” series. During the hour-long session, we brought together John Atcheson, Founder and CEO of Stuffstr; Marc Barros, Founder of Moment; John O’Halloran, CEO and Co-founder of Trailfire; and Frank Paganelli, Chair of Lane Powell’s Startups and Emerging Companies Practice Group, to discuss the failures they’ve faced while building their organizations and the lessons they learned from them. Our successful, seasoned entrepreneurs had a plethora of failures and lessons to share with us. For your viewing pleasure, we’ve distilled them down to their top 10 lessons.



To delve deeper into the subject of learning from failure and to discover how you can increase your return on it, we recommend scoping out this Harvard Business Review article.