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How the 'Failure' Culture of Startups Is Killing Innovation

How the 'Failure' Culture of Startups Is Killing Innovation | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Far from being the measure of disgrace it once was, failure now seems to be a sort of badge of honor. But somewhere along the way, it got to be uncool to reduce one’s risk of failure.
Samuel Pavin's insight:

An interesting point about failure and the somewhat switch to "failing is just plain ok".

That is still not true everywhere (countries like France or Japan, for instance, do not accept failure (much)). But that certainly is some old habit in the Valley. With the point that failing is like losing. Ok sometimes but efforts are required, at some point, in order to go back to winning.

I mention efforts as I also think about the fashionable "MVP". Delivering the minimum requires far less efforts and engagement. Yet the concept is more or less accepted. 

However, as an end-user and customer, when I buy something I want it to work. What is the point in having an ok-looking, ok-working, so called wonderful app if it is bound to crash every minute.

Hence, I tend to agree with the point made here and would even push it further, it is also killing startups somehow.

Let's just hope it only kills the minimum viable ones.

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Culture Code: Building A Company YOU Love

Culture Code: Building A Company YOU Love | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Culture? Why should we care about that? We're too busy building a company!When my co-founder, Brian Halligan and I started HubSpot almost 7 years ago in the halls of MIT, that was our general
Samuel Pavin's insight:

Funny to read about the need to have culture or love for your startup.

That, in my regards, should be one of the foundations behind building a startup.

"Building a company/startup you love" is quite a basic.

Startups should be built out of passion. That is what entrepreneurship is about, a fair mixture of brain and heart.

So, an article to read as "what you should not miss shall you see yourself as an entrepreneur".

 

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