Reflections on Failure

Failure is hard.  Hard to admit, hard to accept and hard to reflect on.. Last month we discussed how to avoid the pitfalls of reshoring.  We used “pitfalls” as a kind way to say “How Not to Fail” but really what is wrong with failure?  Some of the most successful people including Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Thomas Edison, Bill Gates and Michael Jordan had to fail before they could succeed.  Failure is a way of setting the boundaries and discovering what not to do, so when you pick yourself up and dust yourself off, you can move forward.  We are often told that if we don’t learn from our past we are doomed to repeat it.

Lately, the media has been telling and retelling the