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Business Insider: Why American Entrepreneurs Have Less Fear Of Failure

Fail fast, fail cheap and learn from your experiences is a catchcry repeated daily across the startup world. Don’t be scared to fail, celebrate it, you hear mentors preach. Being willing to take risks is part of the entrepreneurial spirit. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report, the fear of failure fluctuates depending on where you are in the world. The chart below shows the percentage of individuals aged 18-64 who report that fear of failure would prevent them from setting up a business. The lower the percentage, the lower the fear. “Fear of failure can be a strong inhibitor for seizing opportunities and transforming entrepreneurial intentions into entrepreneurial activity,” the report says. The highest fear of failure was...
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Tom Shea Reimagining Career Counseling as a Service to Corporations

Losing your job can be one of the most terrifying experiences in a person’s life. For corporations, the process of employee lay-offs is also painful and they risk a backlash against the company's products and services from consumers who have friends and family affected by the decision.
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