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‘Failure is not trying’ and other fatherly advice to entrepreneurs

Reflections from Sara Blakely, Pete Cashmore, and Bert Jacobs on what they remember most about dad’s influence.

Father’s Day can be a time to reflect on what for some may be the powerful relationship in our lives. Whether by conscious choice or recognized only in hindsight, a parent’s words of wisdom can become a lifetime touchstone.

Consider these personal reflections from three fascinating entrepreneurs — a tech wunderkind, a self-made woman billionaire, and a man who found a way to make optimism very profitable. Here, they pay homage to their dads.

Pete Cashmore, founder of Mashable: “My dad is good at sticking with stuff and he has a strong work ethic, which is imbued in me. Growing up, he would constantly ask what I was doing and was I achieving anything. Now, he’s the opposite. (Laughs) He’s like, ‘Oh, you should work less. It seems like you work the whole time.’ I say, ‘I do. Well, you told me!'”

…to read this article in full, visit leading US entrepreneurial resource, Entrepreneur.com