"How To Fail at Almost Everything and Still Make It Big"

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"How To Fail at Almost Everything and Still Make It Big"

Postby Tituba » Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:29 pm

Interesting book by the creator of the comic strip "Dilbert"

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Re: "How To Fail at Almost Everything and Still Make It Big"

Postby Elaine Glimme » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:23 pm

From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success. I think I have to buy this book.
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Re: "How To Fail at Almost Everything and Still Make It Big"

Postby Tituba » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:45 pm

I downloaded it to my Kindle and am reading it now. It is a fun read. Not too heavy handed, lots of examples of ventures he tried and failed. I would say you get a couple of tools from the read.
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Re: "How To Fail at Almost Everything and Still Make It Big"

Postby Elaine Glimme » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:41 pm

I'm enjoying the book. Some of the things he talks about could have come from Wishcraft. And I've always loved Dilbert because I've worked for the pointy-haired boss.
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Re: "How To Fail at Almost Everything and Still Make It Big"

Postby SquarePeg » Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:37 pm

The bigger you fail, the better material you have for a book!
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Re: "How To Fail at Almost Everything and Still Make It Big"

Postby emspace » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:23 pm

Also, I just heard a great story from an intellectual property lawyer in Silicon Valley who helps start-ups. He said when they pick who they’re going to back, the first question they ask is about past failures. They’re not really interested in the successes. They’re not even really that interested in the start-up idea because there’s no shortage of great start-up ideas and anyone can have one. What they want to know is the person with the idea has failed and failed quite a bit, mores the better. Because someone who has failed that much and is still back in the boardroom with a new idea they’re trying to get online is a person who is resilient and has had a great education on what doesn’t work.
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Re: "How To Fail at Almost Everything and Still Make It Big"

Postby SquarePeg » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:13 am

Interesting, emspace.

If I'm ever thinking about getting remarried, maybe I'll look for a woman who has been divorced about a dozen times. ;)
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Re: "How To Fail at Almost Everything and Still Make It Big"

Postby Tituba » Sat May 30, 2015 11:39 pm

Ok, I read the book. The first half is OK, but the second l/2 of the book is so much better. He talks about networking, diet, exercise, negotiation, discipline/willpower etc. Has an interesting viewpoint on all and I found many passages worth highlighting. I'd recommend this book.
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Re: "How To Fail at Almost Everything and Still Make It Big"

Postby Elaine Glimme » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:36 pm

I second that. It's a good book. And the "Dilbert voice" comes through and makes it entertaining.
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