Tagged: learning from failure

Mark Coopersmith Strive Magazine Cover Story The Entrepreneurial Mindset

“The Entrepreneurial Mindset” (cover article for Strive Magazine)

How do entrepreneurs think? What distinguishes the best entrepreneurs and innovators from the rest? Originally published as the cover article for Strive Magazine, January 2019 For the past 30 years, I’ve pursued the answer to this question: “What distinguishes the best entrepreneurs and innovators from the rest of us?” I’ve done this as a startup...

How Facebook Blew It. My comments on this fiasco, on the evening news

What are the implications of the recent Facebook disclosures? I was interviewed about Facebook for the Evening News on Fox around the 2016 Presidential election and how Facebook data was used (and misused) to target voters and influence outcome… What about Russian meddling, consumer privacy, who controls the data, Facebook itself and transparency, and the...

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...

A few personal musings on living, launching, failing & succeeding

Here’s an excerpt from my recent post for the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center.  They posed some broad questions about launching new ventures – and life in general.  Here are my replies. “When it comes to business, Mark Coopersmith has seen everything from flashes in the pan to flashes of greatness. Over the years, he has launched,...

“Live from Malaysia” on Radio 89.9 BFM: “The Other ‘F’ Word” and implications for global leaders

I had a fantastic trip through Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia in August/September 2015. I met with business and government leaders throughout the region. One of my stops was at BFM Radio 89.9 where I sat down with their lead business reporter about “The Other”F” Word. Here’s a link to the conversation and podcast: http://www.bfm.my/rc-the-other-f-word-mark-coopersmith.html.  

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...

Change This Manifesto Cover Unlocking Failure's Grip on the Static Quo in Your Organization

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....

Advance Praise for the Upcoming Book “The Other ‘F’ Word”

Mark and his UC Berkeley colleague, John Danner, are preparing to release The Other “F Word: How Smart Leaders, Teams, and Entrepreneurs Put Failure to Work in March–about how you can leverage the power of failure to drive innovation and accelerate growth in your organization. Praise: “Great innovators don’t fear failure. They build on it....