Earlier this year I enthusiastically welcomed the launch of e-blogs by Wikio. The project was to translate into 5 languages blogposts from different European countries. “Great initiative”, I thought, especially since it was a private venture whereas projects of this type are usually funded with public money. But here we are, it didn’t work. E-blogs didn’t generate enough revenue and now it’s closing down.
It’s sad but at least they gave it a try! So congratulations to the e-blogs team for their bold initiative!
I recently read an interview of Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia. He said that real entrepreneurs fail – a lot actually- and that it was a necessity for their succeeding in the future. It reminds me of what Caroline De Cock aka Lino The Rhino said in an interview to Butterfly Europe, a quote I published here a couple of days ago: “The day my kids will have understood that failing is not a bad thing as long as you learn from it and try again, I just know they will be the next generation of innovators.”
It’s simple. Those who fail have dared to try. If you never take a risk and try to do something, even though you might fail, then you will never succeed. So praise your failures, as that’s what your successes are made of!
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