Jun 13 • 1 min read

Sometimes it’s OK to use the “F word.”

In fact, sometimes it’s good to drop some “F bombs.”

Obviously, the “F word” here is “failure.”

That was the magic word at the Lead and Learn Summit held at the Fox School last Saturday as part of Temple University Alumni Weekend 2017. With a keynote address by Richard Henne, BBA ‘15, the co-founder of apparel company Ivory Ella, the panel featured five Temple grads talking about how, during the course of their diverse entrepreneurial journeys, they succeeded by learning from their mistakes. (Read our interview with Henne about “5 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Will Learn From” here.)

There were many valuable lessons learned from the success stories told by the Owls on the panel, which included Philly Startup Leaders executive director Yuval Yarden, KLN ’13, REC Philly co-founder Dave Silver, KLN ’13, and United By Blue founder Brian Linton, CLA ’08.

The big takeaway? Don’t give up, because there is wisdom in failure.

There were many more Alumni Weekend events on campus, including Dîner en Cherry, a massive dinner held at a secret location where everyone dressed in Cherry and White. Check out some photos below.

Photos courtesy of Temple University.

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