If you wondered how people win, they failed to get there. FailCon is bringing together 20 speakers and a series of workshops to study the failure process. Happening October 24th, 9:00a - 6:00p at Hotel Kabuki, SF, it is bringing to light the often tabooed use of the term failure.
As an entrepreneur, you will inevitably encounter failure; it is overcoming it that is the biggest challenge. At FailCon, we help you do just that. Join founders and partners from MySpace, Uber, Cuil, Airbnb, Khosla Ventures, MindJolt, KISSmetrics, PBworks, Second Life, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and more as share advice on how to reach success.
Past ninja speaker from 2010 and teacher legend, Steve Blank, offers some insight about start-up customer development and the role of the pivot (from 30 years of experience mind you):
So why attend a conference about failing as opposed to winning? Because it is refreshing to see the leaders of the tech world to talk about their bumpy path as opposed to a course that just happened exactly as it was supposed to (does that happen at all?).
MNP will definitely be checking out The Failure of Business Models and Negotiation - How To Not Fail At Getting Your Way. As you may or may not know, we embrace failure- if the resident ninja is seen with a broken computer in tote, you will know that they are failing to success and say what’s up! We hope to be able to learn from FailCon about………monetization- I know, outlandish right? Something that has eluded the ninjas in this part of the blogosphere…
Ed. note: Over the past five years, the look and feel of myninjaplease.com has been updated numerous times and for those that have stuck with us through our early days of coming off like a science project (no, really) and to where were at today, know that we have a long way to go! What better way then to continue on then to learn from the pitfalls en route to building something better the next time.
Have the wanton days of disco returned? Two upcoming events suggest as much. You can still get tickets to tomorrow night’s Dirty Disco Laundrette event we mentioned, where a Williamsburg laundromat will be converted into "one of the wildest and most visually stunning (underwear) parties the city has seen," an announcement promises. (Source)
The 10th Annual is happening in Louisville, July 15-16.
Art in Odd Places (AiOP) and The University-wide Urban Curriculum at The New School is pleased to announce the 2nd annualUrban Festival commemorating the bicentennial anniversary of the 1811 Commissioners’ Grid of Manhattan. A partnership between Art in Odd Placesand urban@newschool, this event will celebrate and imagine the future of the grid. The Commissioners’ Grid began at 14th Street, the first street in the grid to span from the Hudson to the East Rivers. Professional and amateur performers, as well as artists will offer a condensed a two-hour event beginning at sunset on 14th Street between Fifth and Seventh Avenues. This event is free and open to the public.
Business and environmental leaders are participating in an event at the World Resources Institute to discuss the new Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV) and how businesses can incorporate ecosystem valuation into their planning and financial analysis. The event is being hosted by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on Tuesday, May 3 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
In 2006, we learned of a competition of beards in a land far away. This is that update.
Last chance to witness greatness!
Join Hebru at the closing reception for Afro-Futurism:Impossible View.
April 15th 6-10pm @ the Zhou B Art Center
1029 W 35th st, Chicago, IL
More than an art fair, NEXT is a showcase for the world’s talents and an adventure in innovative culture. An opportunity to redefine the relationship between art and its public, NEXT is a platform for established and emerging galleries to promote the work of cutting-edge artists. NEXT is dedicated to the exhibition and advancement of today’s art. NEXT is the catalyst for the exchange of information and experimental ideas aimed at today’s educated collectors.
For the second year in a row we have made it happen we will be showing our art at one of the world’s largest art events. Last year we made our debut as Allen Vandevers Project space and had great success. The art world used to seem like this mystical place that was only found in fairy tales. Last year we discovered this land and it was as strange and bizarre but magical and beautiful. I hope you come visit us while we secure our foot hold and place in the art world.