Monthly Archives: April 2015

Random Thought #2 – My Masters Degree In Failure

My college career lasted around 12 weeks before I was asked to leave. Then my education started. When I was 27 years old I started a business with a friend of mine and for 2 years it was very successful. Then the bottom fell out. Because of my lack of experience I just didn’t know what to do. So as the business failed, instead of feeling sorry for myself I observed everything that was going wrong so I wouldn’t make the same mistakes again.

I almost succeeded but about 10 years later it happened again. So once again I observed what was happening. This time I was a little older so I realized that most of the reasons that the business failed were my fault.

I learned so much from those 2 major failures I had that if they gave a diploma for failing I was at the top of my class. I learned how to read people, be realistic in my expectations and many other important lessons. The most important was that when things aren’t going your way there are usually solutions if you have the wisdom to figure them out.

If I am successful I believe that those 2 business failures are a major cause of my success.




I’m in my 70’s and like anyone else my age, I’ve had lots of great experiences. Of course there’s been lots of terrible experiences also. Along the way, like every one else my philosophy of life was created. I’m using this blog to share this philosophy with others. Many of you will like what I have to say and maybe even get some new thoughts out of it. Also, many of you won’t like what you hear and won’t pay much attention to me. This is the beginning. You’ll hear from me again next week.