Since there were so many speakers today I am going to just pick one that resonated with me. While I liked the Teeling Whiskey fellow, I quite liked Paul Byrne and his story about his software company Trintech. He was obviously experienced in the field and had multiple businesses/partnerships prior to get to where he was. Honestly, you cannot say it anymore clearly than people (and corporations) should NOT fear failure. While it is assumed there is plenty of thought and deliberation put into decisions, taking a few educated risks is necessary to succeed. Even if the first decision or business fails. You can absolutely learn from those experiences, probably more than the decisions that work out immediately. I am 100% on board with this line of thinking and I think it makes you stronger personally and professionally. It is fine to admit failure, think about the mistakes, reflect, and take action in the future to avoid that “bad” decision. It is all a learning process and there is so much to learn personally and develop professionally from failures of businesses or decisions that do not end up working in your favor.
HQ all up in Trinity college classrooms with some lectures