About the Title

Sunken shipThe title of this blog comes from an Emily Dickinson poem which is hauntingly evocative of my favorite theme of entrepreneurship — that every success hides a finite number of necessary failures, but that success, when you find it, is limitless.

“FINITE to fail, but infinite to venture.
For the one ship that struts the shore
Many’s the gallant, overwhelmed creature
Nodding in navies nevermore.”
— Emily Dickinson (1830-86), Complete Poems, 1924.