Startup failure: why do startups fail and how to avoid it

    Every year startups fail, even with VC backing and support. But with each of these failures, we learn something. Most important is to test your idea before you start up. Often aspiring entrepreneurs are so in love with their idea that they fail to look at it from a 360-degree perspective and skip the tough […]

    6 Honest Truths About Failure That All Entrepreneur Should Embrace

    CREDIT: Getty Images One of the biggest factors holding back new and aspiring entrepreneurs is the fear of failure. The reality is that the vast majority of successful entrepreneurs have, at one point or another, failed at some kind of business challenge. Personally, I have had more business failures than business successes, and even in the […]

    Start-up Failure Rates Vary — Choosing the Right Industry Matters

    May 28, 2008 by Scott Shane In Startup 41 3 Shares 2 6 1 Email this ArticlePrint This Article I’m following up my posting of a few weeks ago on new business failure rateswhere I said that there are considerable differences across industry sectors in business failure rates. Below is Figure 7.1 (p.113) from my […]

    Failure motivated Younis to a century

    Dubai: Seasoned Pakistan batsmen Younis Khan said he drew motivation from his first innings failure to score an unbeaten hundred in the third and final Test against England here on Saturday. Match report The 34-year-old made 115 not out to help Pakistan reach 222-2 in their second knock at close on the second day, giving […]

    NHL 3-on-3 overtime: Success or failure in debut season?

    . View photo The Chicago Blackhawks’ Artemi Panarin scores a goal past St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen to extend the shootout on Wednesay, March 9, 2016, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The Blues won, 3-2. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS via Getty Images) The NHL regular season is over, so it’s time to […]

    The list of successful people who have embraced failure is edifying.

    The key thing about failure is the hard lesson in humility it teaches. The key thing about failure is the hard lesson in humility it teaches. Photo: iStock Failure, according to a Chinese proverb, is the mother of success. Before dismissing this as a Confucian fortune-cookie platitude, it is perhaps worth noting that China has […]