This is #6 of 8 “flash content drops” in collaboration with MOMA artist & entrepreneur Paul Budnitz (CEO, Superplastic). We cover The 3 Types of Intelligence, the Future of NFTs, the “Creator Brain”, and How to Stoke Risk-Taking. You can follow me on twitter to get them.
“It’s a false dichotomy to say “fail fast”, but then not do something to train everyone’s brain that failing is a positive.” — Paul Budnitz, Founder & CEO, Superplastic
I have this wheel. And if you screw up and you admit that you screwed up, you’re not allowed to make any excuses.
You have to take full responsibility. You have to say you screwed up and then you have to apologize for it to everybody.
If you do all those things with great cheer, you get an awesome prize.
We do it all the time. And I spin it all the time because I screw up more than anyone else.
I encourage people to take responsibility for f**k ups they didn’t even make, too.
It’s a false dichotomy to say “fail fast”, but then not do something to train everyone’s brain that this is a positive.
Culture is not what you say. It is what you do.
So ask yourself — what are you **doing** (not just saying) to celebrate failure in your startup?
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Elizabeth Bailey Weil
Founder and Managing Partner, Scribble Ventures (Scribble.vc). Previously Andreessen Horowitz, Twitter. Investor: SpaceX, Slack, Coinbase, Figma, Clubhouse, Calm. Letterpress printer (@paperwheel). Ultramarathon runner. Mom to @thirdweil and twins.