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The true, raw story of how I raised a boatload of money at age 19 to build a billion dollar company — then failed
In 2011, Sahil Lavingia left his job to build Gumroad, which he dreamed would become a billion-dollar company. It didn't — and he's fine with it.
Some successful people keep a ‘failure résumé’ filled with the jobs they didn’t get and the awards they didn’t win
Some successful people keep failure résumés with sections about the jobs they didn't get, awards they didn't win, and dreams they failed to achieve.
The Gates Foundation’s initial missteps in eradicating polio hold a powerful lesson about the importance of confronting failure
Bill and Melinda Gates initially failed to stop the spread of polio, so they took a step back and retooled their approach to be more effective.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles gave a touching speech on failure and resilience after being named the MVP of last year's Super Bowl.
A former Facebook HR exec says many bosses are too uncomfortable to ask people a hugely important question
A boss should ask her employees if they think they're crushing their current job — and if not, where they'd like to improve.
A startup founder who’s raised $10 million has a rule to weed out job candidates who seem a little too good to be true
If you've never failed before, you won't get a job at the home-maintenance startup Setter.
When you're bored with good habits you've been practicing for a while, it can be hard to stick with them. Is the solution a "variable reward" system?
Quitting a job to join a startup can be a nerve-wrecking experience — particularly when it doesn't work out. However, it is always better to take a chance on a start up you are passionate about. Otherwise, you may live to regret it.
Remember Zune? Neither does anyone else.
The CEO of the world’s biggest sneaker marketplace explains how a string of failed startups led to one worth $250 million
Eddy Lu and his cofounder built GOAT, which has become the world's largest resale market for high-end sneakers. He explained how this only came after more than a decade of failed startups and lessons learned along the way.