en La Vanguardia
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Texto de Andreu Mas
"Emprender es posible, pero hay que ser conscientes de los riesgos, de
qué nos puede frenar"
"Though much of FailCon’s
focus is on impersonal
like hiring and growth, 'by signing up for a conference that says you
have [failed], or you are going to fail, you walk in with a slightly
more exposed mindset,' Phillipps says. 'It’s beginning to change the
tone of the conversation between founders.'"
By E. B. Boyd
"At FailCon, the annual
conference in San
only is it okay to f*** up, it’s a badge of honor. The bigger the
failure, the better. The conference was filled to the rafters with
bright-eyed young entrepreneurs. However, a few representatives from
household-name companies were also attending."
"In Silicon Valley, failure
don’t need a lot of money to fail. Nor do you need any previous
experience. Take, for example, Brian Wong and Roger Dickey –"
By Andrew Keen
"In Silicon Valley, admitting
you screwed up
part of the culture. It's a conference. FailCon organizer Cassandra
Phillips finds successful people and, like an AA meeting, gets them to
talk about how they've failed."
By Brian Caulfield
"In Silicon Valley failure is
often seen as
entrepreneurs learn from their mistakes and pivot their startups to try
again and get it right."
By Hermione Way
"The most entertaining
presentation at the
conference in San Francisco came from Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, who
spelled out the many hurdles he faced at his last company, the
peer-to-peer content delivery provider Red Swoosh."
By Liz Gannes
"Valley icon and VC Vinod
this is the one conference he asks to speak at. 'I love to talk about
failure,' he said, and began to break down how he embraces thinking
about failure, and what it teaches."
By Rafe Needleman
"The conference aims to share
business failures. They happen all the time, for all sorts of reasons,
but in most quarters, people weep silently into their pillows."
By Rachael Myrow
"A Celebration of failure with
fails like MySpace and the search engine we all forgot about, Cuil."
"The old saying goes, “If at
first you don’t
try again.” Fortunately, FailCon got it right on its first try. The
one-day Silicon Valley conference is now in its third year and
By Chris Jablonski
"Dreaming of success? Then study failure – because
is the mantra of champions. That was the take-away from FailCon 2010,
which brought almost 500 entrepreneurs to San Francisco’s Hotel Kabuki
to share and compare lessons from the school of hard knocks."
By Tom Abate
"On stage at FailCon today, Jay Adelson went over
storied career from Equinix to Digg. Adelson kept emphasizing the fact
that he had no regrets despite Digg having failed to pin down
acquisition offers from both Current and Google, while the news broke
during the panel that Digg had just laid off 37% of its staff."
By Alexia Tsotsis
"Over the course of the day, I began to realize that
are so many ways to screw things up, it’s actually pretty amazing that
anyone manages to pull it off. It makes you appreciate the miracle that
is Silicon Valley."
By Chris O'Brien
"I expected the FailCon conference today at San
Francisco’s Hotel Kabuki to be a sort of regret-fest; ex-CEOs of failed
startups waxing on the do’s and don’ts for the Silicon Valley youth. I
wasn’t entirely off in that expectation, though former Digg CEO Jay
Adelson surprised me; he wasn’t one to lament over his missteps at his
By Mike Isaac
"The reason failure is so valuable is it gives you
courage,” Dyson said. “It’s more terrifying if you haven’t done it
before. People who have been fired once aren’t really afraid of being
By Dean Takahashi
"If you’re just starting a company, FailCon is a
place to pick up cautionary tales, and learn from those who have
already been there. If you’re looking for a snart, battle-tested
company to invest in, this is the conference that doesn’t just spread
sunshine – it tells you how it really is."
By Scott Budman for NBC Bay Area
"In fact, that’s the reason Phillipps wants to take
failure on the road next year, with FailCons in Paris, Buenos Aires,
New York and San Francisco. Which would be epic."
By Ryan Singel
"Entrepreneurs gathered in Silicon Valley this week
celebrate — not the thrill of success — but the agony of defeat. At
FailCon, PayPal co-founder Max Levchin talked about how he failed
repeatedly before making money with the online payment company."
As heard on The Morning Edition
"According to futurist and Stanford engineering
Paul Saffo, in the tech-obsessed valley, “the spires of success are
built on the rubble of failure.”"
By Dean Takahashi
"I must admit, after covering hundreds of
where companies try their hardest to convince you that everything is
perfect, and their path to success is guaranteed to be smooth, FailCon
is a breath of fresh air. "
By Scott Budman
"A whole conference devoted to failure, FailCon, may
first, but it’s looking like a success, with the likes of PayPal
co-founder Max Levchin talking about how he failed repeatedly before
making billions making the payment platform for the web."
By Ryan Singel