How the Colonel Hacked Failure

Harland Sanders described himself in his 1974 autobiography in these terms, “a sixth-grade dropout, a farmhand, an army mule-tender, a locomotive fireman, a railroad worker, an aspiring lawyer, an insurance salesman, a ferryboat entrepreneur, a tire salesman, an amateur obstetrician, an (unsuccessful) political candidate, a gas station operator, a motel operator and finally, a restaurateur.”


Josh Ozersky wrote this in 2010 for a Time magazine piece: “He was a failure who got fired from a dozen jobs before starting his restaurant, and then failed at that when he went out of business and found himself broke at the age of 65. He drove around in a Cadillac with his face painted on the side before anybody knew who he was, pleading with the owners of run-down diners to use his recipe and give him a nickel commission on each chicken sold. He slept in the back of the car and made handshake deals.”

click here to learn more about Colonel Sander failure and fame.


Shane Lester

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Learn more about systems vs. goals through my books.

The Value of Failure  will help you embrace failure and learn from it.

Hacking Failure is a system that will help you pivot from mistakes and shortcut to success.



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