Learning From Others Failures

I’m an experiential learner.  That means I learn best when I’m doing it.  In the past I’d  jump in, get my hands dirty and see what happens.  It’s a great way to learn when the cost of failure is low.  But, as the cost of failure increases, learning on your own dime gets to be costly.

After a few failure beatings, I’ve learned to learn form others failures.  It’s no panacea, however, over the years I’m convinced it’s kept me from taking as many beatings.

I found this blog post the other day, 25 Best Startup Failure Post-Mortems. It’s the best list of “failures” I’ve seen.  It’s a list of 32 start-up failures and what happened.   I haven’t read them all yet, but the ones I’ve read so far are great.   The very first one is a riot.  It’s filled with all kinds of take aways and is hilariously entertaining.

If you believe in learning from others.  This blog post is chalk filled with learning opportunities.  Read it (them!)