We’re small (sixteen people as this book goes to press), frugal, and profitable.
The real world isn’t a place, it’s an excuse. It’s a justification for not trying. It has nothing to do with you.
learning from your successes. Success gives you real ammunition. When something succeeds, you know what worked—and you can do it again. And the next time, you’ll probably do it even better.
Failure is not a prerequisite for success. A Harvard Business School study found already-successful entrepreneurs are far more likely to succeed again (the success rate for their future companies is 34 percent). But entrepreneurs whose companies failed the first time had almost the same follow-on success rate as people starting a company for the first time: just 23 percent. People who failed before have the same amount of success as people who have never tried at all.* Success is the experience that actually counts. That shouldn’t be a surprise: It’s exactly how nature works. Evolution doesn’t...