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By PASCAL FINETTE

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Nov 1st, 2016 Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn

The Valley of Carnage

Today we celebrate Halloween here in the US. Fittingly my dear friend and colleague David Roberts recently described Silicon Valley as the “Valley of Carnage”: The place where most startups wither and die.

As a founder your chance of success are slim. But you know that…

The much bigger question one should ask themselves is: “What are you afraid of?”

The only form of failure one should be afraid of, is the failure to achieve the impact you want to create in the world.

A startup is merely a vessel to deliver this impact. There are many more ways to get you there. And there is more than one chance.

As Colin Powell once said so wisely: “Don’t take counsel of your fears or naysayers.”

Building what matters is all that matters.


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