McGinn: ‘Why we need to talk about the success of failing’

Despite the collapse of the fashion start-up she ran for four years, co-founder of Opsh! Jennie McGinn explains there’s plenty to celebrate

26th February, 2017
Jennie McGinn believes start-ups give plenty back to the economy;

Failure in business is a funny concept. In the US, it’s celebrated as a badge of honour, a rite of passage, a self-help mantra. It has spawned a whole industry and speaking circuit, where failure can be distilled into click-bait listicles and must-read philosophies.

On this side of the Atlantic, we like a failure story that is sexy and spectacular, where the founder has gone on to grow multiple billion-dollar companies.

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