7 Lessons From The Beatles’ Biggest Failure

The words “failure” and “the Beatles” seldom appear in the same sentence. But the Beatles’ early career was actually a series of failures—a record that culminated in their unsuccessful audition with the leading record company of their era, Decca Records. This particular failure nearly caused the band to break up.

At the time, the Beatles had been performing under various monikers for nearly five years. Faced with that kind of rejection, most bands would have returned to their run-of-the-mill day jobs.

But the Beatles were not like most bands. And you should not be like most companies.

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