When Jonathan Johnson began law school, he knew his career path.
Upon graduation, he submitted applications to the firms of his choice. He was rejected by every one.
In time, Overstock.com's eventual president and executive vice chairman of the board of directors came to see that his successive failures were opportunities. He was hired on as a clerk for the Utah Supreme Court, which prompted him to become Bar certified in Utah, the state where he has been most successful in business.