30 Powerful Quotes on Failure

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe.

1. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

2. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” -Bill Gates

3. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

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Success Always Starts With Failure

Failure is a little bit different, but the concept is similar. Failing to admit and learn from failure will only lead to more dramatic failure. The converse is also true: admitting and learning from failure will ultimately lead to success.

“One of the biggest secrets to success is operating inside your strength zone but outside of your comfort zone,” Heath says. Although you might fail incredibly, you might succeed incredibly—and that’s why incredible risk and courage are requisite. Either way, you’ll learn more than ever about your strengths, talents and resolve, and you’ll strengthen your will for the next challenge.

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Narayan Murthy’s Speech at NYU

Narayan Murthy

[N R Narayan Murthy, chief mentor and chairman of the board, Infosys Technologies, delivered a pre-commencement lecture at the New York University ( Stern School of Business) on May 9. It is a scintillating speech, Murthy speaks about the lessons he learnt from his life and career.]

Dean Cooley, faculty, staff, distinguished guests, and, most importantly, the graduating class of 2007, it is a great privilege to speak at your commencement ceremonies.

I thank Dean Cooley and Prof Marti Subrahmanyam for their kind invitation. I am exhilarated to be part of such a joyous occasion. Congratulations to you, the class of 2007, on completing an important milestone in your life journey.

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Entrepreneurs are difficult to teach, but they do learn!


Entrepreneurship has become a latest trend among the enthusiastic Indian youth. Most of them are not interested now to work for someone else. Because Once you decide to work for yourself, you never go back to work for somebody else. But a major question is harassing me these days, does degree play a vital role to be an entrepreneur and has your own business?

I am not a MBA. But my passion and enthusiasm and ability to learn dynamically, developing all require things to be a success entrepreneur. In last couple of weeks i am meeting myriad number of entrepreneur, who are not a MBA, but doing a great job in their field.

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Is Your Ego Becoming a Liability?

Chances are you have a decent-sized ego, or you wouldn’t be an entrepreneur. It takes self-confidence to blaze your own path and assume all the risk and responsibility that come with going it alone. A healthy ego is often an advantage in Business .But once you reach a certain level of success, too much ego can become a liability. If you always have to be Numero Uno, your company and employees are left playing second fiddle. And that can limit everyone’s growth.

No wonder some of the most powerful business leaders are so restrained in the way they wield their power and don’t throw their weight around. They’re happy to work behind the scenes. Instead of reveling in their role as The Big Cheese, they willingly share their power with others.

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