86% of the1955 Fortune 500 have failed.

Below is an infographic that illustrates how  only 14% of companies in the Fortune 500 from 1955 are still alive today.  It also shows that most start ups fail.  Like trading, you do not always win the first time and nothing is older than yesterday’s success.

Source: http://www.briansolis.com/2013/02/no-business-is-too-big-to-fail-or-too-small-to-succeed-sobering-stats-on-business-failures/

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