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Announcing @FailCon 2011 Demo Winners

"Failcon 2011 attracted more than 500 founders and investors to this year’s conference, and was proud to feature demo’s from 11 local startups."

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Where founders, investors, designers & developers can study failures and prepare for success
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JK Rowling: The fringe benefits of failure

At her Harvard commencement speech, "Harry Potter" author JK Rowling offers some powerful, heartening advice to dreamers and overachievers, including one hard-won lesson that she deems "worth more than any qualification I ever earned."...

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Beth Kanter's comment, October 27, 2011 12:11 AM
Thank you so much. G reat to find another curated list on failure ..
Guillaume Decugis's comment, November 29, 2012 3:38 AM
I love this speech!
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Why Great Entrepreneurs Take Big Risks And Sometimes Get Fired

Why Great Entrepreneurs Take Big Risks And Sometimes Get Fired | FailCon | Scoop.it

These are the thoughts of Ben Smith, Founder of Merchant Circle, on the lack of risk-aversion of entrepreneurs.


"If you are going to be a serial entrepreneur, you are probably going to get fired. And you certainly are going to fail. So maybe you should think about:

  • Failing with grace.
  • Failing though persistence, not because you give up.
  • Taking ownership for failure, but not taking it personally. There is a fine line.
  • Accepting the risk and being ready for it. Have a base of relationships to support you when it happens.
  • Failing as a member of your team. But not failing your team.
  • Leading through failure. Don’t walk away."
Will you accept failing to succeed?
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DaT -DESIGN about TOWN, FailCon 2011, Solana Crawford Presentation

 Expand Your Brand Online without Fail...

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FailCon: Why you should celebrate failure [Video]

FailCon: Why you should celebrate failure [Video] | FailCon | Scoop.it
In Silicon Valley failure is often seen as success as entrepreneurs learn from their mistakes and pivot their startups to try again and get it right. There's even a dedicated conference ...
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Dolphin Browser at FailCon

Dolphin Browser at FailCon | FailCon | Scoop.it
Dolphin Browser at FailCon. by Alex Molloy on October 27th, 2011. Thank you FailCon 2011 for having us! Here is a couple of pictures of the Dolphin team demo-ing. To check out more pictures of the conference click here.
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Push For Ad Dollars Derailed MySpace, Co-Founder Chris DeWolfe Says

Push For Ad Dollars Derailed MySpace, Co-Founder Chris DeWolfe Says | FailCon | Scoop.it
MySpace might be the most successful venture that’s ever been called a failure. Founded in 2003 by Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson, the social network got big -- for years it was the largest social network in the world -- and it got bought.
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How Airbnb failed its way through “the trough of sorrow” to a $1B valuation

How Airbnb failed its way through “the trough of sorrow” to a $1B valuation | FailCon | Scoop.it
Today Airbnb is one of Silicon Valley's hottest startups, but it has definitely failed its way to glory.
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TechCrunch | Keen On… Vinod Khosla: “I’ve Failed More Times Than I’ve Succeeded” (TCTV)

TechCrunch | Keen On… Vinod Khosla: “I’ve Failed More Times Than I’ve Succeeded” (TCTV) | FailCon | Scoop.it
As the co-founder of Daisy Systems, the founding CEO of Sun Microsystems, a general partner at Kleiner Perkins and the founder of Khosla Ventures, there are few men who appear to have failed less than the legendary Vinod Khosla.
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FailCon: Learning to Fail Successfully (Audio)

FailCon: Learning to Fail Successfully (Audio) | FailCon | Scoop.it

Today's FailCon conference in San Francisco focuses on what it takes to fail -- successfully. The event celebrates ventures that flopped in the hopes that attendees learn to see failure as a step on the road to success.

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Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing: How early product failures led to huge successes

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing: How early product failures led to huge successes | FailCon | Scoop.it
Failure is not an option...it is a requirement...to future success. Failure gets a bad rap. It is actually an important element of success.
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Vinod Khosla: Freedom to fail is key ingredient in success

Vinod Khosla: Freedom to fail is key ingredient in success | FailCon | Scoop.it
The willingness to fail is the key ingredient in success, billionaire investor Vinod Khosla told the audience at Failcon today.
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Repost.Us - Syndication Done Right

Repost.Us - Syndication Done Right | FailCon | Scoop.it

Second Winner of Failcon Demo !


"Publishers – Bring your quality content to more readers.
Your content can be instantly syndicated to another publisher, blogger, or website with a few clicks and no prior business relationship – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week"

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Kevin Rose at LeWeb: “I Made a Lot of Mistakes at Digg” — SiliconFilter

Kevin Rose at LeWeb: “I Made a Lot of Mistakes at Digg” — SiliconFilter | FailCon | Scoop.it
Talking to TWiT's Leo Laporte and Sarah Lane at LeWeb today, Digg's founder Kevin Rose noted that he made lots of mistakes while he was still in charge.

Among other things, he acknowledged having a problem with the Digg community which became very vocal at some points, not letting the founder pursue their vision, something Michael Arrington gave Rose some blame on TechCrunch (http://tcrn.ch/c7R0aX )

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FailCon ’11 — A Huge Success

FailCon ’11 — A Huge Success | FailCon | Scoop.it

"On Monday, the annual entrepreneur-focused conference, FailCon, took place in San Francisco, to a near sold-out crowd. I was fortunate enough to attend a couple of panels, and two workshops, one of which left me with a spark of an idea (check out a design firm) the other which shed light on a much-opined and passionate interest of mine (customer satisfaction and how to achieve it). All in all, it was one of the best spent afternoons I have had in my conference-going days – on both sides of the table. (Trade show table, that is!)

Here are some key take aways for me, from the sessions I attended"

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Announcing @FailCon 2011 Demo Winners

"Failcon 2011 attracted more than 500 founders and investors to this year’s conference, and was proud to feature demo’s from 11 local startups."

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failcon: entrepreneurs and VCs talking candidly

failcon: entrepreneurs and VCs talking candidly | FailCon | Scoop.it
my takeaway from one of the most unusual and open conferences on how to make start-ups successful (by not doing what these guys did to fail) (Great lessons @dominiqueAOC picked up @failcon - @ebloch @kbmdv @joegebbia get special shout-outs
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Startups and The Cost of Failure: Highlights from Failcon

Startups and The Cost of Failure: Highlights from Failcon | FailCon | Scoop.it
Great post from @biztechday on some of the best lessons from @FailCon yesterday - http://t.co/EUtL0WzI...
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What Steve Jobs Learned From His Biggest Failure

What Steve Jobs Learned From His Biggest Failure | FailCon | Scoop.it
Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs traces the Apple co-founder's career in Silicon Valley--from its soaring highs to its crushing lows.
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Nerd Stalker : Chris DeWolfe Fireside Chat (Audio)


As founder and CEO of MySpace, Chris DeWolfe created a giant, growing the social network from inception through its purchase by NewsCorp, and beyond. Now, as CEO of Mindjolt, he's applying the lessons learned from his time at MySpace and entering the crowded game space. In this session, Chris will discuss his experiences at MySpace, how those are helping him build MindJolt, and his advice for rising founders.

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Vinod Khosla: Lessons from the fail

Vinod Khosla: Lessons from the fail | FailCon | Scoop.it
You cannot truly succeed if you do not embrace failure, says Silicon Valley VC icon. Read this blog post by Rafe Needleman on Rafe's Radar.
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BizeeBee | Simple Yoga Business Software

BizeeBee | Simple Yoga Business Software | FailCon | Scoop.it
BizeeBee is the simple yoga studio software solution for managing yoga business.


All your yogi friends will love it ! Third Winner at #failcon 

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