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This article was published on May 22, 2008

    Success is going from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm

    Success is going from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm
    Ernst-Jan Pfauth
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    Ernst-Jan Pfauth

    Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He a Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He also served as The Next Web’s blog’s first blogger and Editor in Chief, back in 2008. At De Correspondent, Ernst-Jan serves as publisher, fostering the expansion of the platform.

    Ok, it might be a little cliché to quote Winston Churchill in a headline, yet it was the first thing that came to my mind when I was reading a post by U.C. Berkeley student Henry Liu. Together with two fellow students he has founded Polarate. A service that offers its users an opportunity to discuss and talk about even the biggest controversies. henry liuWhen they launched the site on March 31st – after only three months of developing – they were expecting thousands of visitors. Turned out this was a little too optimistic. Now, almost two months later, Henry shares what he has learned from this deception and how he and his partners saved the company.

    The post contains ten lessons that can help or inspire every entrepreneur who just got started. I’d like to add one too. When you’re working on your PR and blog, make sure you share your knowledge, doubts and joy in an equally honest and open way as Henry did.