What's Your Biggest Weakness?

Teaching Startup: The Show - Episode 1.5
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In this episode we focus on our weaknesses. Not necessarily our failures, but those pieces of us that we're bad at. Startup doesn't talk about weakness much. Failure stories are great, but 90% of the time they're humblebrags -- "We flew too close to the sun like Icarus!"

Honestly, that's not helpful. What we do is talk about what makes us fail, and succeed, in terms that everybody here can easily understand.

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In all the years I've been involved in startup, I've been amazed at how many parallels you can find in sports (also parenting, but that's a story for another day). In this episode, and in a few others, we talk about football, and you'll see us dive more into sports, and parenting, and pop-culture, and a lot of other topics along the way.

Why? Because one of the few complaints I have about startup culture is how it tends to isolate itself. The culture becomes a cult, and we've alluded to this in previous episodes, but it takes on its own language, its own preferences, and it starts to turn people off. Despite all the talk about innovation, startup still does a lot of what it does in ways that haven't changed in 30 years.

We're trying to fix that too.








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