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Why we're saying RIP to the overnight success story.

Opinion

Why we're saying RIP to the overnight success story.

For Idealog's latest issue, we explored the theme of transformation in business and how change is a constant, but with that, inevitably, comes failure. Idealog editor Elly Strang says the conclusion she came to – much like tech entrepreneur Robett Hollis'​ hashtag#RIPTallPoppy call out – was adding another death to the mix: RIP to the overnight success story. It does a disservice to all the founders out there shedding blood, sweat and tears into their ventures. Here, she shares why we need to recalibrate what success looks like, by being more realistic about what happens in that journey towards it.