FailCon 2011 Warm Up

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):

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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 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.

And when you’re ready to buy tickets to FailCon 2011, use the code, "my ninja" and receive 15% off!


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Posted: September 11th, 2011
at 6:09pm by mnp

Categories: web,business,development,events,entrepreneurship,fail,innovation

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