Every business school should teach a class called “Built to Fail” … or something like that …
Failure is one of the key ingredients of success of american business. Americans like to fail. We probably like to fail more than any other first world culture.
And failure is a good thing … if you never fail, you’re setting your sights too low. Take for example a signle guy looking for dates. If every girl he asks says yes, then his standards are too low and he should aim higher.
I met an entrepreneur on a plane who teaches a class on failure at a school somewhere in Florida. He had some very interesting stories about several start-ups he had been involved in. It definitely sounds like failure has taught him a lot.