Fail Harder

30 September 2013

Fail harder!? At Vooza, we’re already failing as hard as we can.


>> The key with failure is how you frame the issue.
>> It’s true, it’s true, for example, I don’t say my wife is
>> leaving me, I say, she’s disrupting
>> our marriage, in order to pivot romantically.
>> You, you say that to other women?
>> It’s what I’m trying to tell myself.
>> Okay.
>> Investors love to see your past
>> failures, and it’s not because they’re worried
>> about them, it’s cuz they like to
>> see that you can withstand the occasional knock.
>> Deborah’s single?
>> I meet somebody who has only had success
>> in their life, and I’m weary of that.
>> Yeah.
>> I say, hey, if you haven’t had any
>> failure in your experiences, then I don’t really trust you.
>> Yeah.
>> If someone’s been nothing but successful, that’s extremely suspicious.
>> Winston Churchill said, success is stumbling
>> from failure to failure, without losing enthusiasm.

>> Yeah, I live that quote.
>> Um, I actually started off as a chef.

>> And uh, my restaurant failed because of poor planning, you know.
>> Yeah.
>> Turns out there are restrictions on how you cook alligator.
>> Uh, I used to, I used to resist failure at every turn.
>> But working here, you learn to embrace failure.
>> You’re exposed to it relentlessly.
>> Yeah.
>> You lear, you learn that you can no longer hide from it.
>> That you just gotta, you just gotta wrap your arms around it.
>> You just got to go, hey, you come here failure.
>> You come here, you come here you big lug.
>> Yeah, put your arms around me, yeah, let’s
>> embrace, yeah, let’s see what happens, you know.
>> Yep, he’s breathing.
>> Our failure is like a lightening bolt, that just set a barn on fire.
>> A barn with a lot of dry hay.
>> Yeah, and, a lot of oily rags.
>> And old newspapers.
>> And just vats of gasoline inside the bar.
>> Loose electrical wires.
>> Like this is a, this is a farm for fire.
>> Like we are harvesting fire here.
>> Fire farm.
>> Yeah.
>> And that’s how we learned to put hydrants all over the place.

>> Look, you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
>> You gotta skate to where the puck is going to be.
>> You gotta use the ping pong paddle with the most dots on it.
>> That’s right.
>> When you’re playing foosball and you gotta spin
>> your guy around after you make a goal.
>> Slam dunk.
>> Touchdown.
>> Homerun.
>> Gold medal.
>> Steroids.
>> Human growth hormone.
>> Deer antler spray.
>> Uh, leeches.
>> Boom!

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