failure

  

Definition

Event in which any part of an equipment or machine does not perform according to its operational specifications. Failures are classified into several categories: dependent failure, non-critical failure, random failure, etc.

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  • Sometimes your business will face a small failure but you must keep your eyes on the bigger picture and stay focused.

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  • The Big Bertha failure in Seattle has made thrown the whole construction project off the anticipated schedule, crews have to repair the gigantic machine to resume the project.

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  • Without failure, there would be success. In order to succeed you need to fail over and over again. The only difference between those who succeed and those who fail is that the person who succeeds understands this concept.

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Notable Quotes

  • Serial Entrepreneurs Often Fail to Repeat Their Initial Success
    "Entrepreneurs who are successful with their first company are usually not as successful at their second company (although they're still more successful than others). It could be that part of their first success was due to luck, or it could be that they've already been successful and so they don't still have something to prove and are less driven."
    - Tom Murcko

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