The Purple Cow

Make Excellent Mistakes.

Google Wave, Google Videos, Google Buzz.

Facebook Live, Facebook ticker, Facebook mail, Facebook Stock.

Apple’s Newton, Ipod Socks and Ping.

What are all these?

They are pretty seriously thought after products/services from the world’s greatest companies.

But what’s the ONE common thing amongst them?

They all unhesitatingly FAILED.

You could be a startup or a billion dollar corporation, if you are not willing to take the risk to make mistakes, you can never make anything worthwhile.

Though I’ve always been writing about making mistakes, we should never forget the fact that these companies “fought back” onto the track. 

They didn’t give up. They rose from the falls.

Winston Churchill summed up such courage in one line.

“Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”

Are you doing something and failing fast enough?