My answer to Have you ever failed in anything?
Answer by Ken Larson:
Not realizing I had to deal with with my personal value system in business ownership.
I spent 36 years in the Military Industrial Complex and learned a great deal from the large and small companies for whom I worked. This permitted me to be quite successful in my own consulting firm for 10 years at the end of my career.
But I found that I did not have the gut desire to become rich and I always paid everyone else before I paid myself – not necessarily a recipe for success. In short, my value system was not suited for small business ownership.
The most fulfillment I have had in my professional career has been in forming my own non-profit organization in retirement to assist veterans and small businesses free of charge and supporting two other organizations in doing so.