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Success Through Failure

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Here is the presentation I did at Big Omaha that discusses why failing is better than losing and helps you be successful.

Here is the presentation I did at Big Omaha that discusses why failing is better than losing and helps you be successful.

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  • 1. success through failure. Micah Baldwin Lijit Networks VP, Business Development and Chief Evangelist
  • 2. success through failure. Boulder in the House! Micah Baldwin Lijit Networks VP, Business Development and Chief Evangelist
  • 3. it is friday after all.
  • 4. what makes a tech community great?
  • 5. what makes a tech community great? we view each success as the community’s success and each failure as the community’s failure.
  • 6. “in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
  • 7. “in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” albert einstein
  • 8. “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.”
  • 9. “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.” martin luther king, jr.
  • 10. i have not failed. i’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
  • 11. i have not failed. i’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” thomas edison
  • 12. “every decision I have ever made was (probably) wrong.”
  • 13. “every decision I have ever made was (probably) wrong.” gary vaynerchuk
  • 14. failure is a process.
  • 15. losing is an ending.
  • 16. Failure Success
  • 17. Failure Success 12,000% 9,000% 6,000% 3,000% Very Early Early Middle Late
  • 18. Failure Success 12,000% 9,000% 6,000% 3,000% Very Early Early Middle Late
  • 19. Failure Success 12,000% 9,000% 6,000% 3,000% Very Early Early Middle Late
  • 20. Losers Success
  • 21. Losers Success 100 75 50 25 Very Early Early Middle Late
  • 22. Losers Success 100 75 50 25 Very Early Early Middle Late
  • 23. Losers Success 100 75 50 25 Very Early Early Middle Late
  • 24. yeah, I’m talking to you.
  • 25. what is worse?
  • 26. born loser.
  • 27. total failure.
  • 28. born loser. total failure.
  • 29. in america, it is ok to fail. it is a cardinal sin to be a loser.
  • 30. clearly a friendster fan.
  • 31. i’ve got shotgun?
  • 32. failure is an event. a loser is a person.
  • 33. is failing in our DNA?
  • 34. we learned everything about failure from mom.
  • 35. if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
  • 36. How to fail properly
  • 37. How to fail properly In three easy steps.
  • 38. step 1: understand.
  • 39. step 2: measure.
  • 40. step 3: anticipate.
  • 41. “sometimes, the best way to learn to duck, is get punched in the face.”
  • 42. “sometimes, the best way to learn to duck, is get punched in the face.” micah baldwin learntoduck.com
  • 43. Micah Baldwin Lijit Networks TEXT “micah” to 50500 720-231-7120 cell twitter: @micah micah@lijit.com Micah Baldwin on Facebook, LinkedIn, etc AIM/Y!/MSN: micahb37 Gtalk: micahb 408-945-8271 (mom’s number) ...and yes, I started #followfriday