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This article was published on July 12, 2010


    The Importance Of Failure

    The Importance Of Failure
    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    CEO and co-founder, TNW

    Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

    The Apple Newton was a complete failure.
    Henry Ford went bankrupt 4 times.
    Google tried to sell itself for $1 million.
    Vincent van Gogh sold only 1 painting during his lifetime.
    Thomas Edison made thousands of lightbulbs that didn’t work.

    Failure is not something we try to avoid but something we want to embrace.

    Video via Timo Kouwenhoven.