A little while ago one of our fellow tribespeople pointed something fun out to me: Go to your favorite dictionary and search for “founder”.
From the Apple dictionary:
founder |ˈfoundər| verb [ no obj. ]
- (of a ship) fill with water and sink: six drowned when the yacht foundered off the Florida coast.
- (of a plan or undertaking) fail or break down, typically as a result of a particular problem or setback: the talks foundered on the issue of reform.
- (of a hoofed animal, esp. a horse or pony) succumb to laminitis.
If you ever had a question about the role of failure in the world of startups, entrepreneurship and founders — now you know. And if you need a little reminder: here’s my deck titled “I HEART FAILURE” which I spoke to at a conference to my fellow German entrepreneurs-in-the-making. :)