Stefan Wolpers February 23, 2021 TL; DR: Product Discovery Anti-Patterns Scrum has proven to be an effective product delivery framework for all sorts of products. However, Scrum is equally well suited to build the wrong product efficiently as its Achilles heel has always been the product discovery part. What product discovery part, you may think … Continue reading Product Discovery Anti-Patterns Leading to Failure
Liz Kislik January 15, 2021 We all deal differently with setbacks and disappointments. But it’s a lot easier to work with people who face the reality of the experience and figure out straightforward, practical ways to bring their teams and organizations forward. In contrast, leaders and colleagues who are perceived as living in a fantasy … Continue reading How to Face Failure: You Can Damage or Strengthen Your Business
Daniel Burrus November 2, 2020 Given the recent release of the documentary series The Last Dance, I found this example to be more prevalent than ever. Basketball great Michael Jordan once famously stated that he had missed more than 9,000 shots, lost 300 games and missed 26 game-winning shots in his career. Following that statistical … Continue reading Failure Is Just Part of the Game
10 Examples of Software Development Failure Nate Nead / 20 Aug 2020 Software has become so ubiquitous in our 21st century lives that we often take it for granted. We assume that it’s always going to work when we need it. Or, perhaps even more dangerously, we don’t fully understand the negative repercussions of an … Continue reading 10 Examples of Software Development Failure
Gretchen Gordon — April 15, 2020 The Objective Management Group Annual Partners Conference took place this past weekend. It was a memorable event, one, because it was held as a virtual conference for the first time, but more so because of the Kobe Bryant video interview OMG CEO, Dave Kurlan (@KurlanAssoc), presented. Kobe’s Legacy in … Continue reading Take Away the Risk of Failure
Peter Daisyme — December 3, 2019 Believe it or not, failure is often a good thing. Doing so tends to teach you much more than when you succeed. It allows you to reevaluate and find ways to be better. When we succeed, it can be harder to motivate yourself to improve — since we’ve gotten … Continue reading Stop Glamorizing Failure. Rich People Do This Instead.
Mayo Oshin — October 2, 2019 Follow @mayowaoshin Shortly after midnight on September 26, 1983, the world nearly came to an end. A few hours earlier, Stanislav Petrov—a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Air Defense Forces—began his shift as the duty officer at Serpukhov-15, a secret command center near Moscow where the Soviet military monitored … Continue reading The Subtle Art of Delay: Why Waiting Is the Difference Between Success and Failure
Dave Brock — July 9, 2019 Follow @davidabrock — July 9, 2019 Regular readers might be a little worried with many of my recent posts. I’m obsessed with the idea of failure. You can imagine the “uplifting” conversations I have at lunch or with colleagues on failure. It’s not driven by any sort of negative … Continue reading Why Are We Committed to Failure?
Mat Pelletier — June 20, 2019 — June 20, 2019 Matthew Webb was a steamship captain in Britain when he decided to be the first person to swim across the English Channel. Another man had recently attempted the crossing and failed, but Webb was confident he could complete the twenty-one-mile swim despite the icy water … Continue reading No Trophies in Defeat: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Failure
Dave Brock — May 9, 2019 Follow @davidabrock — May 9, 2019 As sales people and leaders, we have an interesting relationship with failure. We are in an intensely competitive profession. Our customers are and should be evaluating alternatives. In any buying decision, there will only be one supplier selected, with the others losing. As … Continue reading Fear of Failure