Successful start-up entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs: Failure and distrust for victory?


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They have courage and confidence in their idea and they have the ability to master crises not only with ingenuity, but literally turn them into opportunities.

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Entrepreneurs: The fear of failure

According to the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, there are around 400.000 start-ups in Germany every year. And many start-ups have only one goal: to grow as quickly as possible. However, a study by the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau shows that about half of all start-ups fail in the planning phase.

The most common reason: fear of your own failure. What happens there? And how does the growth of successful ones work Company ?

Failures are the most important asset

Eric Ries has been in a series Best of HR – Berufebilder.de® described the growth of successful lean start-ups. And demonstrated that a start-up not only needs a great idea, but also the ability to scale idea and management, i.e. adapt it to growing success.

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Failures are also an important asset for founders. "Anyone who does nothing wrong misses the chance to get better," says the Berlin consultant for start-ups and Best of HR – Berufebilder.de®, Ulrike Rheinberger. Much more dangerous than trying something new, be it out of sheer habit always staying in the same rut. Rheinberger's advice to cushion the failure: collect as many alternative solutions as possible, opt for the best and just try it out.

Do not fret, but act

A piece of advice that Martin Klug practically took to heart when he founded his company TravelEssence: The business idea came from a pub acquaintance and was approached with a lot of blue eyes: "Of course we believed in the quick success, even if the customers and banks first waved it off", Martin said to me with a grin.

At the same time, however, he learns that as a founder you don't have to put as many obstacles in your way: “There are a lot of things you can influence, such as financing. So instead of worrying about the banks, we focused on the business idea and its implementation. ” With this perseverance and plenty of ingenuity, the two finally convinced the customers.

With Slow Grow to success

I found another nice example of how crises can even take founders a step further in Ireland: namely downsizing and slow-grow - exactly the path that Kieran and Ronan Ganter from Dublin have just taken with their chauffeur service.

The brothers Kieran and Ronan Ganter founded a chauffeur service in the 90s. At first, her young company grew very quickly: "Back then we tried to accept every order," reports Kieran. But that meant higher costs, greater dependence on agencies and tour operators and also more organization.

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Bill Clinton and Bruce Springsteen as customers

When the economic crisis came in 2008 and prices fell everywhere in Ireland, the two restructured radically: they sold the cars and opened a bike rental company with 20 bikes. This downsizing, initially born out of necessity, brought about a decisive improvement in the company concept: in 2011 the two sold their bicycles and returned to their limousine service - but differently than before:

“We deliberately focus on high quality: only two vehicles, but Mercedes instead of VW. Our goal was to provide a high quality service for an appropriate price - and a company that can be managed with fewer employees and less organizational effort, ”Kieran tells me. The decision to opt for quality instead of quantity paid off: Today, Bill Clinton and Bruce Springsteen are among their customers.

What make successful founders better?

So what makes successful founders better? Above all, as studies and examples show, they have courage and confidence in their idea. And they manage to convince their customers. However, there is a second important point: the ability to handle crises not only with ingenuity, but literally turning them into opportunities. That's exactly what distinguishes successful entrepreneurs.

How important the personality of a business founder is Dr. Christan Lechner, Professor for business management and innovation at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, researched and found three typical characteristics: Successful founders have a good dose of optimism, increased self-confidence - and healthy distrust.

Distrust as a guarantor of success

Lechner and his Icelandic colleague Svein Vidar Gundmundsson evaluated statistics on startups in Iceland. They found that young companies are more likely to survive if the founders are suspicious, whereas excessive optimism and self-confidence have a negative effect.

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Lechner's explanation for this: anyone who distrusts others controls employees and finances more than overly optimistic people. That is precisely what is a decisive survival advantage in the first few years of a company. Lechner sees distrust as another form of exaggerated self-confidence: those who are convinced that everything is better do not trust others.


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