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.

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  • Success Through Failure

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

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