Success and Failure Drive Innovation

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Author(s): Liz Tinkham, Polly Sumner
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Date Published: 3/3/2010
Source: Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Accenture's Liz Tinkham interviews salesforce.com's Polly Sumner about entrepreneurship that occurs in both large and small companies. They both agree that innovation and risk-taking occur in any-sized company where the culture emphasizes "no idea is a dumb idea." Sumner advises young entrepreneurs to not fear risk: every failure teaches you a valuable lesson, and once learned, success is that much sweeter.

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