Why You Need to Fail to Have a Great Career

In this Ted Talk, entrepreneur Michael Litt responds to Professor Larry Smith’s speech, “Why you have to fail to have a great career.”

Click the link below to watch Michael Litt at TEDxUW:

http://blog.ted.com/why-you-have-to-fail-to-have-a-great-career/

In this Ted Talk, entrepreneur Michael Litt responds to Professor Larry Smith’s speech, “Why you have to fail to have a great career.” Michael is passing on an important lesson he learned the hard way, which is that failure provides the ultimate experience needed for success — learning to get up and dust yourself off after a fall. Although many entrepreneurs are fully confident that their first venture will be a hit, the truth is most successful people need to experience multiple failures before finding the right path to their career. 

Michael believed his innovative product (biodiesel) and copious hard work would be his golden ticket to success; however, it was what he accomplished after failing that project, along with a few others, that made him stand out as a talented entrepreneur. Michael now has his own company that helps tech startups and entrepreneurs develop their businesses. He is one of many who emphasizes the clear future growth of the tech entrepreneurial ecosystem.

This Ted Talk illustrates Pivotta’s core vision: to help entrepreneurs succeed after failure. Pivotta stresses the importance of pursing your passion and not being discouraged by failure. Although a project may not have worked out as planned, many valuable assets result from hard work, including knowledge and experience that can be used to bring other dead ventures to life. Pivotta offers a global marketplace full of digital assets, ready to be reused for your next project. We encourage you to take a look, you never know what you could find. Pivotta.