What did Walt Disney, Steven Jobs and Bill Gates have in common? – facing failure.

1. One of the most creative geniuses of the 20th century, Walt Disney, was once fired from a newspaper because he “lacked creativity.” His first animation company Laugh-O-Gram films eventually was forced to close as well. Desperate and out of money, Disney found his way to Hollywood and faced even more criticism and failure until finally, his first few classic films started to skyrocket in popularity.

2.Steve Jobs was booted from his own company and had a comeback from an almost irrecoverable failure. Jobs found success in his 20s when Apple became a massive empire, but when he was 30, Apple’s board of directors decided to fire him. Jobs founded a new company, NeXT, which was eventually acquired by Apple. Once back at Apple, Jobs proved his capacity for greatness by reinventing the company’s image and taking the Apple brand to new heights.

3.Bill Gates is now one of the world’s wealthiest individuals, but he didn’t earn his fortune in a straight line to success. Gates first founded a company called Traf-O-Data, but the product barely even worked. However, the failure did not hold Gates back from exploring new opportunities, and a few years later, he created his first Microsoft product, and forged a new path to success.

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