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Chapter 2

 

WHY DON’T WE LEARN FROM FAILURE?

Oh, yes. The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.

—Rafiki (The Lion King)

Walt Disney’s early years in the Midwest included getting fired from a newspaper job for a lack of creativity and going bankrupt because of a failed cartoon distribution deal. After he moved to California and started an animation company, his star character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, was taken from him owing to a poorly written contract. The distributor also hired away his animators. Despite these failures, Disney kept moving forward: he created his most iconic character, ...

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