Every episode of The Fail Diaries introduces a great product leader coming clean about their worst product, their biggest fail, and what they learned from it.
Bill Gates, Viagra, and The Stolen Credit Cards
The epic comedy site ZUG had 4.5MM uniques, top rankings for viagra & credit card, and both Michael Jackson and Bill Gates. And yet, you've probably never heard of it.
How to Build Communities That Don’t Suck
CBS and Lloyd Braun acquired his niche community sites, but Whiskey Media's Ethan Lance has one or two big failures in his tech past, too.
Steve Jobs Cheered, Then Everything Went Wrong
GameSpot's founder, AfterEffects' creator, and iFilm's CEO quit their jobs to launch a software company. How could it go wrong? And yet...
Books, apps, and tools recommended by our guests
Frank Herbert"I would look to science fiction for inspiration. A lot of the stuff we’re building nowadays, that you’re hearing about that’s being built, is straight up science fiction."
Head of Product, Dwell.com
The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Ben Horowitz"If you’re doing a start-up, or creating a company, I highly recommend [this]. It’s about the crucible of creating a company, and the hard choices you’re constantly making."
Cofounder of Thanx
WHAT OTHERS SAY
Failure is only a stepping stone to improvement.
No human ever became interesting by not failing.
Build on failure... use it as a stepping stone.
There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.