I Failed, But That’s OK

Failed To Succeed

Everyone is all into failing nowadays. You hear a lot of “fail early, fail often” or “fail fast” or “every failure is an opportunity to learn”. It almost like failure is so awesome, we should shoot for it. Personally, I think that all of those who think failure is so awesome never really actually failed that badly. Not so badly that they lost their cars, their homes, their families. I think that most of those people who laud failure seem to laud the “soft failures”, sure, your startup didn’t do so well, but that’s ok, there is always someone who can bail me out so I can do the next one. These people live in a perennial sandbox where they can just keep on playing at failure until they really win. read more

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How To Annoy Your Customers, FitBit Style

So we pre-ordered the FitBit Flex when it was announced at CES back in January. All of this time they kept saying that it would be released in “spring”, but they never committed to an actual date. Months and months of waiting and several hundred questions on blogs and sites everywhere asking “fitbit flex release date” where never answered. The refrain was “spring”, over and over. Now you have to tell me that they really had no idea when, in a 90 days period, that they would be able to release this? Please. That just speaks to poor planning. But that’s not the really annoying part: here we are, thousands of hungry customers waiting for this device, radio silence on the arrival date, and we get this on the blog: read more

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