Pete Deemer has been launching startups and running tech companies for over 20 years. He co-founded one of the world’s most popular videogame websites, GameSpot.com (acquired by ZDNet, then CNET, then CBS.) He ran a solid chunk of Yahoo.com as Chief Product Officer for Emerging Markets. Now he’s the CEO and founder of the globally-successful Scrum training firm, GoodAgile, sits on the board of the Scrum Alliance, and authored The Scrum Primer, one of the most widely read introductions to Agile development.
But when he quit his safe executive job to launch a software product with the creators of iFilm and Adobe AfterEffects, he discovered a hard truth.
All his successes had taught him nothing.
For real learning, he needed a failure.