The best of the best know that anything great doesn’t happen overnight and you will be handed a series of gauntlets to run through, many of them able to deliver great harm or threat to the very existence of the business. One of the most inspiring lectures I’ve seen is from Travis Kalanick, the founder of Uber on his former business experience. If you notice he is faced with blow after blow, test after test, yet he manages his way out of each with brute force and determination.
Watch the video below from the Failcon 2011 conference and you will see what I mean. Make sure to watch til the very end so see how things ended up.