Few people have felt the thrill of success and the sting of failure as much as Richard Keith Latman, the founder of the beleaguered budget PC manufacturer Microworkz. The company's fall from grace has been well documented, but just like every other challenge Latman has encountered during the course of his roller coaster career, it was another opportunity to learn, improve, and come back stronger than ever. In The Good Fail: Entrepreneurial Lessons from the Rise and Fall of Microworkz, Latman shares the incredible true story of a life that has embraced the high-stakes risks inherent in the pursuit of fame and fortune so that you, too, can learnand even profitfrom his mistakes.
From being declared the next Internet billionaire to losing eleven jobs in twelve months, Latman has experienced the peaks and valleys of all-or-nothing entrepreneurship over and over again. It's easy to feel sorry for yourself, but Latman understands that out of error comes experience. That's why he embraces the idea of the "Good Fail"a mistake from which you learn more than you lose. Such missteps hurt in the short term but offer long-term benefits, and there's no better example than Latman's own.
Now, for the first time, Latman describes his experiences as an entrepreneur who has used his failures to hone his managerial and business acumen, illustrating the importance of learning from your missteps first hand. In The Good Fail, he outlines nineteen practical lessons that will help you succeed fasterfrom building and sticking to a business plan to maintaining a positive attitudeso that you can build a better, stronger business with less heartache.
Part autobiography, part how-to guide for entrepreneurs everywhere, The Good Fail is one incredible case study on the value of mistakes, from a man who's made a career from learning things the hard way.
I find it interesting that he does not mention the forgery, bounced checks or how he stole half a million dollars from his credit card company. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tom Sullivan
I have been interested in how to become a successful entrepreneur, and it was a great relief to hear some of the highs and the lows as well. Read morePublished 12 months ago by MillsD
I am not pleased or displeased, it is another book that embraces the saying 'try, try again'. It is always interesting to see how mankind rises above their failures. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Doyle Bohr
I think the concept of entrepreneurship can be applied to many aspects of life; "taking ownership" is a big part of being successful these days. Read morePublished 12 months ago by John Hornbostel
The Good Fail was a decent read, though in no way a page-turner, and I'm not really sure how helpful it will prove to be in my own life experience. Read morePublished 12 months ago by averyvocalvixen
This book was a very interesting read. It gave a clear view of the author's life lessons regarding good and bad things they had experienced in life and in his career. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Aimster
I have to say, I enjoyed this book much more than I expected. It was recommended to me an executive in the company I work for, decided to give it a shot. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bradillac
Richard Keith Latman provides readers with a fresh perspective on failure. While we often see failure as a negative, Latman reinforces the idea that from time to time, failure can... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Michael
My friend recommended me this book because I love books about people that write about their struggles and how they overcame them. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Ryan