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Business Brilliant - Surprising Lessons from the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons by Lewis Schiff

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8Nothing Succeeds Like Failure

ABOUT 7 IN 10 SELF-MADE MILLIONAIRES SAID THAT “SETBACKS AND FAILURES HAVE TAUGHT ME WHAT I’M GOOD AT.”

FEWER THAN 2 OUT OF 10 IN THE MIDDLE CLASS AGREED.

images The Valentine’s Day Massacre

An enormous snowstorm was making its way toward the East Coast on Valentine’s Day 2007 when David Neeleman, the founder and CEO of JetBlue Airlines, made a series of decisions that would eventually cost him his job.

Dozens of JetBlue flights were scheduled to leave that day from JFK airport in New York. Other airlines operating out of JFK responded to predictions of heavy snow and freezing rain by canceling all their morning flights. ...

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