There are a number of things wrong with the idea 'fail fast'. First, it starts with the word fail, and entrepreneurship is about winning. In this session, we will explore the idea of failing fast, what it means, why learning isn't failing, and when it may make sense. Then, through some real world examples, we will look at key characteristics and practices that are essential to win in innovative startups. I'll reveal some of the key strategies and mental disciplines that I've used in my career that resulted in raising over $200 million in capital, driving over $2 billion in M&A, and having multiple exits with my companies.