Published on Aug 26, 2011
“In reworking my business over the last few months, I've had to accept a lot of blame for how poorly I executed things.
I thought, like many fledgling entrepreneurs, that I could do a hundred things at once and do them all well. However, no one does that, nor do they do it even vaguely well.
But I knew that I would succeed. Now, with almost $400,000 fewer of my own dollars to show for my efforts, I must admit: I was wrong.
After this realization, I had to decide how to move forward, and how to make up for the money I lost. We've all heard that you can't cut to grow—I disagree. But that's because I mean it differently …”Some may look at Chris' mistakes as an expensive lesson. But a business strategy that examines one's mistakes turns short-term failure into opportunities for success. Far more expensive would be having learned nothing at all. Who is Chris Brogan? He consults and speaks professionally with Fortune 100 and 500 companies like PepsiCo, General Motors and Microsoft on the future of business communications, and social software technologies. He is the New York Times bestselling co-author of Trust Agents, and a featured monthly columnist at Entrepreneur Magazine. He also has an awesome blog. I first learned about Chris and his insightful business strategy on Twitter. blog