A fortune cookie once contained this saying, and I found it to be a prophetically profound dessert. My mantra has always been “fall forward.” Mistakes are part of human nature, but they are particularly painful when it relates to your work. Mistakes stretch your capabilities, challenge your intestinal fortitude and turn your skill level up a notch.
Well, that’s a wrap on the 2019 Startup Grind Global in Redwood City, California. What an amazing venue—the old Fox Theatre! This year, I attended with the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), as an ambassador and mentor.
After 24 years of raising children, my wife and I will become empty nesters soon. When I see a young couple with children, I think, “How the heck did we raise three kids into responsible adults?” That feeling reminds me of what starting a business can be like: It’s expensive.