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The Other “F” Word Podcast #8: The New Space Race, & The Tokyo Olympics (video)

In this episode we discuss: – The new race to space by billionaires Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Is “space tourism” really a lofty objective for all those $$ billions? – The 2020 Tokyo Olympics (taking place in 2021 of course). We keep our episodes brief, fun, and pithy; promise to disagree regularly...

The Resilient Entrepreneur

In this video series, my co-author John Danner and I share insights about The Resilient Entrepreneur from our entrepreneurship classes at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and from our Amazon bestseller, “The Other ‘F’ Word: How Smart Leaders, Teams, and Entrepreneurs Put Failure to Work” (John Wiley & Sons, 2015).

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The Other “F” Word Podcast #7: Experimentation, & RIP Mr. Post-It Notes (video)

In this episode, John Danner and I discuss the importance of experimentation to drive innovation and change, and the role that having a healthy relationship with failure has in the way we process the outcomes of all of these experiments, and especially business experiments.

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The Other “F” Word Podcast #6: USA’s failing infrastructure, and J&J’s vaccine issues (April 2021)

In this episode: – Mark raises America’s embarrassing, ongoing failing infrastructure, with some suggestions on how to pay for it. Not necessarily tax increases, but rather equitable tax reform. – John discusses several failures at drug company Johnson & Johnson relating to their vaccine, from the manufacturing contamination issue to the on-again/off-again/on-again approval. – Which...

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The Other “F” Word Podcast #5: Disney, Pendleton, and “our suggestions so far” (video)

Just published the current episode of our 10-minute “Other ‘F’ Word” podcast based on John’s and my book of the same name, on how to turn failure to success. In this episode we discuss: how Disney has navigated the pandemic, including the breakout success of its “Disney Plus” streaming service, and how the company is positioned for the...

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Is there a failure in the making at Amazon (video)?

Check out Episode 4 of “The Other ‘F’ Word” podcast. John and I discuss Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash, Jeff Bezos stepping back from the CEO role, and the “Goldilocks-zone” for checklists (= just right). Is there a failure in the making at Amazon? Do you know how to optimize YOUR checklists? Join us for 10 minutes to find out our take.

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Gravity, and how it can be a force for good (video)

Boeing has been in freefall for awhile now (“freefall” is probably a bad analogy for an aviation company), and this week announced their biggest loss ever and yet another delay in their space program and in the launch of their next big jet. In our latest Other F Word podcast, John and I dissect what...

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New Year’s resolutions (video)

I just published episode #2 (!!) of the “Other ‘F’ Word Podcast,” where my co-author John Danner and I discuss/dissect/disagree re: current failures, what we can learn from them, and how to bounce back and improve. All in about 10 minutes. This week’s topics: New Years’ Resolutions; the insurrection and riots in Washington, and the...

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I Just Launched My New Podcast (video)

I just launched a new podcast based on my book “The Other ‘F’ Word,” co-authored with my UC Berkeley colleague John Danner. And we cohost the podcast as well. We figured if NOW wasn’t a good time to learn from our collective failures (goodbye and good riddance 2020), there might never be such a time....

Conversation with NASDAQ’s Nicola Corzine on Success & Failure (video)

I sat down recently at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center with its Executive Director Nicola Corzine for a wide-ranging conversation about my book “The Other “F” Word: How Smart Leaders, Teams, and Entrepreneurs Put Failure to Work.”   We discussed how failure manifests itself – and can also be used as a resource for innovation and growth...

3 Ways to Wring at Least Some ROI From Failure (on Entrepreneur.com)

Failure stings. It has a long half-life. The memory of past failures exacerbates our fear of future ones, leaving many stuck in the “static quo” of business as usual. In fact, memory and fear are failure’s force multipliers, and can easily lead to a “trial and terror” culture… Read my article on Entrepreneur.com to discover...

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Changing the “Static Quo” in Your Organization – a recipe for leaders and teams

Instead of calling the work reality we each deal with every day the “status quo,” perhaps it would be better referred to as the “static quo.” That’s because change is hard, and many organizations seem to be set up to stifle innovation and hinder change wherever possible. All this despite the loud and frequent proclamations...

Failure-Savvy Leadership

In our new book “The Other F Word: How Smart Leaders, Teams, and Entrepreneurs Put Failure to Work,” my co-author John Danner and I introduce the concept of “failure-savvy” leadership. What is failure-savvy leadership? It’s the recognition that some leaders and organizations have the ability create more productive relationships with failures when they do happen....

“Entrepreneurship is a team sport,” and other launch tips in Entrepreneur Magazine

Entrepreneurship is a team sport. Here’s an excerpt from the full article entitled  5 Things You Must Do to Successfully Launch a Business , which ran in both print and online at Entrepreneur Magazine: Perhaps the most critical step in the evolution of your startup is assembling a team that works well together and can deliver the goods....