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Failure What other lessons have you learned? Answered by Jeffrey Katzenberg , DreamWorks Animation SKG   I would say one of the most difficult and painful and ultimately most valuable lessons came from being  fired from Disney. This answer originally appeared in A Boost From a Boot Out the Door »   How so? Answered by Jeffrey Katzenberg , DreamWorks Animation SKG   Because it really just opened all kinds of doors for me that I never really would have pursued.  DreamWorks Animation, DreamWorks as a company, my partnership with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen, would  not exist were it not for getting fired. I got the boot. I was kicked out the door and, in my case, unceremoniously, to  say the very least. That's the kindest way I can say it. And everything about that, the humiliation of it, the  embarrassment of it, the anger of it, the ego of it, all of those things that were all bad at the time, ultimately were  invaluable, because that's what fueled me to get on and understand that, if anything, I had been held back. I genuinely  loved my time at Disney, every day of it. But ultimately it was like getting pushed out the door, from the top of the  building, and someone said, "You better spread your wings if you want to see whether you can fly." There is also that  old expression: one door closes and another one opens. I believe it in a big way. This answer originally appeared in A Boost From a Boot Out the Door »   What other broader lessons have you learned? Answered by Susan Lyne , Gilt Groupe   A defining moment for me was when I was relieved of my job running ABC Entertainment. All the  rumors were that I was going to be given a greater role there. So when this happened, I was totally shocked. But it was  also one of those moments where I couldn't hide. There was no, "She's leaving to explore other opportunities," or all 
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the niceties of job changes in the corporate world. And the fact that it was as public and as sudden actually turned out  to be liberating, because I didn't have to make things up or try to put a nicer face on it. And it gave me an ability to  really look honestly at my tenure there, and to think really clearly about what I wanted to do next. And I had never in  my life taken time off. So I had gone from one job to another, always because someone offered me a job. But I had  never been able to direct my own career. It was the first time in my life I was able to do that. So what I thought was 
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