Find Success in Failure

Unpolished Conference 2015


Can failure ever be good? In this 32-minute panel discussion from the 2015 Unpolished Conference, four entrepreneurs—Erin Flynn, Rod Robinson, Kirk Perry, and Jo Saxton—share the stories of their failures in business. From collapsed startups to a loss of millions of dollars, no failure looks good. But can failure produce success in the end?

Erin Flynn is Head of Marketing at Cladwell, and co-founder Canopi, a since-retired platform that connected brands with bloggers to run their influencer and content marketing campaigns. Rod Robinson is the founder and CEO of ConnXus, a next-generation global procurement platform that works with Fortune 500 companies. Jo Saxton is a director in 3DM—a movement/organization with a vision and passion to change the world by putting discipleship and mission back into the hands of ordinary people. Kirk Perry is Google's President of Brand Solutions. 


Which point from this panel discussion resonated with you the most? Which of point from the talk did you find most impactful? Why?
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Did you gain a specific insight into your life, work, or leadership? What challenged you?
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How were you encouraged through this discussion? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this discussion in your life and/or work today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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Whether you've experienced the collapse of a startup or just the loss of an investment, at some point in life you'll meet failure. It's important not just to look at what you can do better next time, but to realize that failure paves the way for future success. Even when it's hard, embrace your failures and grow. 


For more information about the Unpolished Conference or to attend the next event, visit: www.unpolishedconference.com.