#sxswfailure
#sxswfailure
TRACEY HALVERSON
@fastspottracey


                   #wef*ckedup
                   #sxswfailure
failure |ˈfālyər|
noun, by Tracey Halverson



Being in a bad situation and doing
nothing about it.



                   ...
GREG HOY
@greghoyboy


              #wef*ckedup
              #sxswfailure
failure |ˈfālyər|
noun, by Greg Hoy



At the end of the day, not being
able to proudly promote the work
you’ve done.


  ...
WIL REYNOLDS
@wilreynolds


               #sxswfailure
failure |ˈfālyər|
noun, by Wil Reynolds



Occurs whenever I put my head on the
pillow and find myself feeling like I’m no...
GREG STOREY
@brilliantcrank


                  #sxswfailure
failure |ˈfālyər|
noun, by Greg Storey



When two or more parties do not
communicate clearly, make assumptions,
and in do...
How many different
 kinds of failure?


                #sxswfailure
#sxswfailure
#sxswfailure
#sxswfailure
RECOVERABLE FAILURES
UNRECOVERABLE FAILURES




                              #sxswfailure
RECOVERABLE FAILURES




                       #sxswfailure
RECOVERABLE FAILURES

SIMPLE
MISTAKES


                       #wef*ckedup
                       #sxswfailure
RECOVERABLE FAILURES

DID YOU TEST?



                       #wef*ckedup
                       #sxswfailure
RECOVERABLE FAILURES

SCOPE AND
EXPECTATIONS


                       #wef*ckedup
                       #sxswfailure
RECOVERABLE FAILURES

MANAGE
THE UNKNOWN


                       #wef*ckedup
                       #sxswfailure
“the ménage à trois”


                 #sxswfailure
RECOVERABLE FAILURES

Q&A



                       #sxswfailure
RECOVERABLE FAILURES

Q&A
1. Pretend you are your own worst
   client or coworker.

2. The one that ruined everything.
3. ...
#sxswfailure
UNRECOVERABLE FAILURES




                         #sxswfailure
(NOT)
GETTING
FIRED
UNRECOVERABLE FAILURES




                         #sxswfailure
CATASTROPHE

UNRECOVERABLE FAILURES




                         #sxswfailure
FIRING
CLIENTS
UNRECOVERABLE FAILURES




                         #sxswfailure
#sxswfailure
If nothing else,
     tweet this.



                   #sxswfailure
#sxswfailure
#sxswfailure
#sxswfailure
#sxswfailure
#sxswfailure
#sxswfailure
#sxswfailure
#sxswfailure
#sxswfailure
Go forth and fail.



@kevinmhoffman



                              #sxswfailure
#sxswfailure
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SXSWi Panel: We F*cked Up. Exploring Failure with Happy Cog and Friends

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This was a panel that took place at SXSWi on March 13, 2010. The panel was moderated by Kevin M. Hoffman, and featured Tracey Halvorsen (FastSpot), Greg Hoy (Happy Cog East), Wil Reynolds (Seer Interactive), and Greg Storey (Happy Cog West.) The talk was written by Kevin M. Hoffman. The slides were designed by Kevin Sharon and Kevin M. Hoffman.

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SXSWi Panel: We F*cked Up. Exploring Failure with Happy Cog and Friends

  1. 1. #sxswfailure
  2. 2. #sxswfailure
  3. 3. TRACEY HALVERSON @fastspottracey #wef*ckedup #sxswfailure
  4. 4. failure |ˈfālyər| noun, by Tracey Halverson Being in a bad situation and doing nothing about it. #sxswfailure
  5. 5. GREG HOY @greghoyboy #wef*ckedup #sxswfailure
  6. 6. failure |ˈfālyər| noun, by Greg Hoy At the end of the day, not being able to proudly promote the work you’ve done. #sxswfailure
  7. 7. WIL REYNOLDS @wilreynolds #sxswfailure
  8. 8. failure |ˈfālyər| noun, by Wil Reynolds Occurs whenever I put my head on the pillow and find myself feeling like I’m not doing everything I can to help my clients be successful. #sxswfailure
  9. 9. GREG STOREY @brilliantcrank #sxswfailure
  10. 10. failure |ˈfālyər| noun, by Greg Storey When two or more parties do not communicate clearly, make assumptions, and in doing so set false expectations of one another and the work created. #sxswfailure
  11. 11. How many different kinds of failure? #sxswfailure
  12. 12. #sxswfailure
  13. 13. #sxswfailure
  14. 14. #sxswfailure
  15. 15. RECOVERABLE FAILURES UNRECOVERABLE FAILURES #sxswfailure
  16. 16. RECOVERABLE FAILURES #sxswfailure
  17. 17. RECOVERABLE FAILURES SIMPLE MISTAKES #wef*ckedup #sxswfailure
  18. 18. RECOVERABLE FAILURES DID YOU TEST? #wef*ckedup #sxswfailure
  19. 19. RECOVERABLE FAILURES SCOPE AND EXPECTATIONS #wef*ckedup #sxswfailure
  20. 20. RECOVERABLE FAILURES MANAGE THE UNKNOWN #wef*ckedup #sxswfailure
  21. 21. “the ménage à trois” #sxswfailure
  22. 22. RECOVERABLE FAILURES Q&A #sxswfailure
  23. 23. RECOVERABLE FAILURES Q&A 1. Pretend you are your own worst client or coworker. 2. The one that ruined everything. 3. Tell the panel what you do to make projects fail. 4. Confused? I’ll demonstrate. #sxswfailure
  24. 24. #sxswfailure
  25. 25. UNRECOVERABLE FAILURES #sxswfailure
  26. 26. (NOT) GETTING FIRED UNRECOVERABLE FAILURES #sxswfailure
  27. 27. CATASTROPHE UNRECOVERABLE FAILURES #sxswfailure
  28. 28. FIRING CLIENTS UNRECOVERABLE FAILURES #sxswfailure
  29. 29. #sxswfailure
  30. 30. If nothing else, tweet this. #sxswfailure
  31. 31. #sxswfailure
  32. 32. #sxswfailure
  33. 33. #sxswfailure
  34. 34. #sxswfailure
  35. 35. #sxswfailure
  36. 36. #sxswfailure
  37. 37. #sxswfailure
  38. 38. #sxswfailure
  39. 39. #sxswfailure
  40. 40. Go forth and fail. @kevinmhoffman #sxswfailure
  41. 41. #sxswfailure
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