9 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 292 — 2017 Final thought If ARL libraries want to awaken from their dogmatic slumbers they need to embrace risk, and the failures that come along with risk. The interesting thing about failure is that innovative processes usually spring up after setbacks. But, if we keep doing it the way we always did, the real risk is obsolescence. Courage requires that we step out of our comfort and safe zones. Resist the path of least resistance, resist the ordinary. As Bob Dylan noted, “there’s no success like failure, and… failure’s no success at all.”3 Endnotes 1. “Mark Zuckerberg’s Commencement Address at Harvard,” Harvard Gazette, May 25, 2017, https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/ 2017/05/mark-zuckerbergs-speech-as-written-for-harvards- class-of-2017/. 2. Jeffrey P. Bezos, letter to Amazon shareholders, [April 5, 2016], https:// www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1018724/000119312516530910/ d168744dex991.htm. 3. Bob Dylan, “Love Minus Zero/No Limit,” lyrics, 1965, http://www. bobdylan.com/songs/love-minus-zero-no-limit/. © 2017 Tom Wall This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. To cite this article: Tom Wall. “Failure, Risk, and the Entrepreneurial Library.” Research Library Issues, no. 292 (2017): 6–9, https://doi. org/10.29242/rli.292.2.