Mario Schulzke of IdeaMensch is back, and this post shares some of his — and his interviewees — views on trying, failing and the power of hanging on in business. –Pamela
Don’t fail fast, try fast.
When I was in sixth grade, I saw that a lot of the older boys on the bus started to have girlfriends. While I had no real interest in girls, I decided that it was time for me to have a girlfriend too.
I spent the next four weeks keenly observing every girl on the bus before deciding to ask out the one I thought was the prettiest girl around. She was in eighth grade and was about six inches taller than me. When I decided to “cold call” her after finding her parents’ number in the phone book, she had no idea who I was.
Note to self: only ask out women who actually know who you are.