Community Needs Failure

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presented at Tribecon in New Orleans. A discussion on the importance of failure within a community.

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Community Needs Failure

  1. 1. failure is cool. like super model cool or long presentation title cool. But not like ice cube cool or as cool as this dude. thats just ridiculous. <ul><li>Micah Baldwin </li></ul><ul><li>@micah </li></ul>
  2. 2. that would be me.
  3. 3. notice something missing?
  4. 4. now everyone hates me. except my mom.
  5. 5. “ in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” <ul><li>albert einstein </li></ul>
  6. 6. “ the ultimate measure of a person is not where he or she stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he or she stands at times of challenge and controversy.” <ul><li>martin luther king, jr. </li></ul>
  7. 7. i have not failed. i’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” <ul><li>thomas edison </li></ul>
  8. 8. michael jordan is a failure.
  9. 9. failure is a process.
  10. 10. losing is an ending.
  11. 13. what is worse?
  12. 14. born loser. total failure.
  13. 15. born loser. total failure.
  14. 16. in america, it is ok to fail. it is a cardinal sin to be a loser. it is a cardinal sin to be a loser. it is a cardinal sin to be a loser.
  15. 17. clearly a friendster fan.
  16. 18. failure is an event. a loser is a person. a loser is a person. a loser is a person.
  17. 19. is failing in our DNA?
  18. 20. we learned everything about failure from mom.
  19. 21. if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. try, try again.
  20. 22. How to fail properly <ul><li>In three easy steps. </li></ul>
  21. 23. step 1: understand.
  22. 24. step 2: measure.
  23. 25. step 3: anticipate.
  24. 26. the next four slides suck. funny joke eric. yes, they all suck. thanks, buddy.
  25. 27. community. if you are counting, this is the first sucky slide.
  26. 28. trust. please stop counting out loud. yes, ted, I can hear you.
  27. 29. acceptance. i heard there are free cookies. just saying.
  28. 30. failure. last lousy slide. keep the cheering down. its not the last slide. stop crying.
  29. 32. communication.
  30. 33. failure has equal or greater value for a community than success.
  31. 34. “ sometimes, the best way to learn to duck, is get punched in the face.” <ul><li>micah baldwin </li></ul><ul><li>learntoduck.com </li></ul>
  32. 35. Micah Baldwin TEXT “micah” to 50500 720-231-7120 cell twitter: @micah [email_address] http://facebook.com/micahb AIM/Y!/MSN: micahb37 Gtalk: micahb AIM/Y!/MSN: micahb37 Gtalk: micahb AIM/Y!/MSN: micahb37 Gtalk: micahb AIM/Y!/MSN: micahb37 Gtalk: micahb AIM/Y!/MSN: micahb37 Gtalk: micahb AIM/Y!/MSN: micahb37 Gtalk: micahb AIM/Y!/MSN: micahb37 Gtalk: micahb

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