September 20, 2016
Fail Good video with Brad Feld
This is one of many videos recorded of Brad Feld while he was visiting us at the Centre for Business Growth in Adelaide, Australia. My Australian friends tell me that people here are much less tolerant of "failure" than in the US. They say that you may not get to try again if something doesn't work here. I'm not sure that's true, but it wouldn't be a healthy attitude for entrepreneurship if it was true. I heard Brad say multiple times that he would invest in people who had "failed" as long as they were honest and learned from their experience. We also talked quite a bit about what failure even is, or what a success is, and it's not just measured by return on investment. That certainly is an important measure, but not the only measure.
Brad is being interviewed by Felicia Trewin from ANZ, who is one of our sponsors at the Centre for Business Growth. They are great supporters of businesses and entrepreneurs!
If you would like to see more videos of Brad, check out his blog here at feld.com. It was fun to spend a week with him here in Adelaide! Thanks Brad!