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How This Entrepreneur Got Ahead by Screwing Up Often catastrophes are not only salvageable but they can lead to some of the most valuable client relationships you'll have.

By Colin Kingsbury

This story appears in the October 2017 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

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There's a saying among pilots about certain types of human error: "There are those who have, and those who will." Starting and building a business is much the same -- no matter how good you are, how hard you try or even how much you care, sooner or later you're going to get it completely and horrifyingly wrong. The good news is that, at least some of the time, and more often than you might think, these catastrophes are not only salvageable but can lead to some of the most valuable client relationships you'll have.

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