11/17/2014 08:09 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2014

Sometimes Being Wrong Can Be More Valuable Than Being Right

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Alexandre Dumas is thought to be the first person who said, “nothing succeeds like success.” Yet hard to know who really said it first. It’s one of those aphorisms that seems so obviously true and it’s been repeated so often, by so many, that it’s become almost an integral part of the lexicon.

Failure, on the other hand, is the mark of a loser. Nobody brags to friends, “my son dropped out of college today,” or “my 6th startup went bust!.” Failure is something that you are supposed to crawl away from, try to forget and do your best to avoid next time around.

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