How To Keep Running After Stumbling In Business

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After 60 hours of running a grueling trail, ultra-marathon runner Gary Robbins took a wrong turn that disqualified him from this year’s 100-mile Barkley Marathons. Wrong turns are not cute.

I know that talking about failure is trendy in entrepreneurship circles. Design thinking and rapid failure are the buzzwords of our business age. From a 50,000-foot view, failure may even look like a necessary (if unpleasant) evil. But here on the trail, where most startup founders are grinding out their days, failure is a sharp and ulcer-inducing experience.

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Falon Fatemi
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Falon Fatemi is founder and CEO of Node, a stealth startup of ex-Googlers backed by NEA, Mark Cuban, Avalon Ventures, Canaan Partners, and more. Falon has spent the past five years as a business development executive doing strategy consulting for startups and VCs and advising a variety of companies on everything from infrastructure to drones. Previously, Falon spent six years at Google, starting at age 19. As one of the youngest employees in the company, Falon worked on sales strategy and operations focusing on global expansion, Google.org, and business development for YouTube.