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Rethinking failure: Barbara Corcoran at TEDxBarnardCollege

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Published on Dec 30, 2013

In her TEDxBarnardCollege talk, Barbara Corcoran
kicks off the day with her personal, first hand experience of embracing failure and re-imagining what it has meant for her own path to success.

Barbara Corcoran's credentials include straight D's in high school and college and twenty jobs by the time she turned twenty-three. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country when she took a $1000 loan to start The Corcoran Group. As one of the "Sharks" on ABC's hit TV show, SHARK TANK, Barbara has ponied up her own money and invested in more than a dozen businesses, competing to make those deals for all to see, then shepherding them to success.

The Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College was proud to host a diverse and talented line up of speakers who shared their stories of resilience and failure. http://www.TEDxBarnardCollege.com

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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