AUDIO: How to fail your way to success
November 28, 2010
• Serial entrepreneur says failure can be good – If
• ‘I failed 15, 16 times before I finally succeeded’
When you fail – there’s no if
in his book – learn from it and move on, says serial entrepreneur Dal LaMagna.
“I failed 15, 16 times before I finally succeeded,” says Mr. LaMagna.
He says finally applied the lessons to the company that made him wealthy – making and selling tweezers.
He calls it “fast failure,” and says workers and entrepreneurs who apply fast failure to their careers can experience similar success.
It's pointless to waste time in a job you hate, or be stalled in your career because you're afraid of the unknown, argues Mr. LaMagna, founder of the global beauty tools company Tweezerman.
“First of all, I was impatient,” he says in assessing why he failed so many times before succeeding. “I was overreaching, I was trying to make a million dollars overnight.”
(Dal LaMagna talks about his failures – and the lessons learned from ther – in today’s CVBT Audio Interview. Please left-click on the link below to listen now or right-click on the link to download the MP3 audio file for later listening.)
Mr. LaMagna is now a major funder and active trustee of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, which awards MBAs in sustainable business. A partner and a blogger at HuffingtonPost.com, he is author of the new book, “Raising Eyebrows: A Failed Entrepreneur Finally Gets It Right” (John Wiley & Sons).