Entrepreneurial Failures (and comebacks!)

Anita Roddick
 I love reading about people that overcame significant hurdles before finding success.
Take a look at Anita Roddick (1942-2007).  When she opened her first Body Shop, a beauty products company, in Brighton, U.K., in 1976., two neighboring funeral parlors initially objected to the name.  Roddick fought back by suggesting to a local newspaper that she was a woman entrepreneur under siege.  The publicity generated traffic to the store, and by the early 1990s, there were more than 700 Body Shop stores.
Quote: “If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.”

Lesson: Don’t let minor setbacks throw you off course.

Here’s the FULL ARTICLE from Entrepreneur.com.

Anne Wojcicki on Daring Greatly


Love this behind the scenes interview with Anne Wojcicki.

Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe’s co-founder and CEO, is one of the four visionaries honored by Cadillac.  Others included daring fashion designer Jason Wu, African internet entrepreneur Njeri Reonge, film director and Oscar nominee Richard Linklater, and the Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniack.  More info here.

Have you heard about 23andMe?  It’s a genetic testing firm which offers $99 home-testing kits.  In 2013 the FDA limited the information they can share.  Check out their website here.

Here’s a link to the Cadillac ad that ran during the Oscars.