Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Being A Screwup Is Human (And Awesome)

I just watched an interesting sub-2 minute video on Silicon Valley's unique ability to embrace failure.

It's nice to be reminded from time to time that all of my screwups are character building experiences. I didn't move to the San Francisco Bay Area to become a screwup, but it's nice to know it's part of normal life here. One small example of failure being part of life here is FailCon, a conference dedicated celebrating failure. FailCon has been a smashing success, selling out twice since it was started in 2009 by my friend Cassie Phillips, San Francisco's most awesome event planner.

Get used to failure; it's a powerful way to learn.

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