Success: Success in Life: Successful People Who Failed in Their Initial Efforts

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Successful People Who Failed in Their Initial Efforts

Not everyone who is very successful today became one in his/her first attempts. Such well-known successful people faced many setbacks in their initial efforts. Perhaps that motivated them to work tirelessly till they met success.

The lesson to learn is: never give up, try try again.

Here is the list of some of the well-known people from different walks of life who failed at first, yet succeeded later.

Thinkers and Scientists

Albert Einstein
Charles Darwin
Isaac Newton
Robert Goddard
Robert Sternberg
Sigmund Freud


Orville and Wilbur Wright
Thomas Edison


Emily Dickinson
Jack London
J K Rowling
John Grisham
Leo Tolstoy
Louisa May Alcott
Stephen King
Stephanie Meyer
Theodor Seuss Giesel
Tim Ferris
Zane Grey


Charles Schultz
Vincent Van Gogh

Businessmen and Entrepreneurs

Akio Morita
Bill Gates
F W Woolworth
Harland David Sanders
Henry Ford
Mark Cuban
R H Macy
Richard Branson
Soichiro Honda
Walt Disney


Abraham Lincoln
Dick Cheney
Harry S Truman
Winston Churchill

Movie and TV People

Charlie Chaplin
Fred Astaire
Jeanne Moreau
Jerry Seinfeld
Harrison Ford
Lucille Ball
Marilyn Monroe
Oliver Stone
Oprah Winfrey
Sidney Poitier
Steven Spielberg
Woody Allen


Elvis Presley
Igor Stravinsky
Ludwig van Beethoven
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Players and Athletes

Babe Ruth
Michael Jordan
Stan Smith
Tom Landry

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35 years’ industrial/business experience as a top executive & 35 years’ parallel academic/consultancy experience in general management, behavioral sciences & technology. Areas: general management, production, human resources, industrial engineering, systems, MIS, computers, corporate planning, audit, sales/marketing. Penchant for information technology & behavioral sciences; integrated with conventional technology makes him unique thought leader. Conversant with academic theories & realities of business, fuses the two into practical approaches. Was associated with Tata Motors, Hindustan Motors, Hindustan Aeronautics & ThyssenKrupp; held top positions as highflier executive. Presently Chairman & Managing Director, Prodcons Group associating with 250 organizations; providing management & I T consultations & conducting seminars/workshops. Been a faculty for IIM’s, TMTC, Railway & HAL Staff Colleges, Symbiosis. Speaker with 35000 hours’ experience benefitting more than 100,000 people. Published 35 articles in Economic Times, Indian Management & Computers Today. Authored 27 books. Invited as key speaker in seminars by AIMA, HRD Network, NIPM, QCFI, CSI, NPC. Widely traveled. Education: Engineering & Management.
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