Found this great list of 50 successful people who failed before they became great.
Really an interesting list and a good reminder for all entrepreneurs and those learning about entrepreneurship: entrepreneurship and failure come together. Thanks to Newmark’s Door for the find.
A couple from the list:
Soichiro Honda: The billion-dollar business that is Honda began with a series of failures and fortunate turns of luck. Honda was turned down by Toyota Motor Corporation for a job after interviewing for a job as an engineer, leaving him jobless for quite some time. He started making scooters of his own at home, and spurred on by his neighbors, finally started his own business.
Harlan David Sanders: Perhaps better known as Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame, Sanders had a hard time selling his chicken at first. In fact, his famous secret chicken recipe was rejected 1,009 times before a restaurant accepted it.
Remember, failures happen throughout the entrepreneurial process and the greats learn from them and then work through them. Good luck.