Gini Dietrich

Failure In Entrepreneurship: Is It Okay?

By: Gini Dietrich | September 8, 2011 | 

It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap!).

I’m coming to you today from a social media day that Porter Novelli is putting on for one of their clients. It’s a pretty cool concept; I’ll let you know how it goes and if I think it’s an idea some of you should adopt (er, steal).

Christopher Barger and I are both speaking. I finally got to meet one of my brain crushes in real life…and he’s just as smart as I imagined. Be jealous.

Now on to the question of the week.

Autumn Thompson asks:

I am working on my masters degree in entrepreneurship and we talk a lot about failure and how it should be embraced. I guess my question would be…do you agree? Failure in your own business can catastrophic to your whole life. What are your thoughts.

Oh boy do I have some thoughts! This is a really good topic. One that we’ve talked a bit about here before, but it’s worth repeating over and over and over again.

My thoughts are in the video below (if you can’t see it in your RSS feed, click here and it’ll magically appear). I’d love to read your thoughts on failure…and I know Autumn would too. Who knows? Maybe she’ll use us in a paper or something.

Before you go to the comments, don’t forget to head over to Facebook and leave a question on the wall. You, too, can have fame and fortune. Well, really, just a mention in a coming video.

Go ahead! We’ll wait.

OK. On to to the comments!

About Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. Join the Spin Sucks   community!