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Hi, I’m Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons and read a lot.

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Fail Harder

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A reader (thanks Austin) sent me two great failure links today.  The first is from BoingBoing and is titled J.K. Rowling on the power of failureIt’s an excellent short segment from her excellent Harvard Commencement Address titled The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination.

The next is a sign made entirely out of push pins that says "Fail Harder".

I spent the afternoon at TechStars meeting with five of the ten teams.  They are all dynamite, although some of them will fail at their current incarnation.  Just remember – fail hard, fast, and then get up and try again. 

  • http://www.rottenwithperfection.com/ Clint Mc

    This is the one that really resonates with me. All too often I am married to the original idea and get stuck in analysis paralysis. I am going to work hard on adding this to my mantra, “fail hard, fast…”

  • Jeff

    Speaking of failing, I check this site every morning for inspiration. You might enjoy…

    http://faildogs.com

  • Tom

    I recall you were going to write something on judys book, but I can't seem to find it. Is it still planned

    • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

      Yup – it’s still planned.  I’ll get around to it some day.

  • http://www.adentalonline.com Chithra Durgam

    Thanks for the post about J. K Rowling's lecture at Harvard. I was able to watch it on You Tube and was extremely impressed by her candor, humility and humor.

    Here is the link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pucdJHjZaqs

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ClintMc ClintMc

    This is the one that really resonates with me. All too often I am married to the original idea and get stuck in analysis paralysis. I am going to work hard on adding this to my mantra, "fail hard, fast…"

  • Jeff

    Speaking of failing, I check this site every morning for inspiration. You might enjoy…

    http://faildogs.com

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld bfeld

    Yup – it’s still planned.  I’ll get around to it some day.

  • Chithra Durgam

    Thanks for the post about J. K Rowling's lecture at Harvard. I was able to watch it on You Tube and was extremely impressed by her candor, humility and humor.

    Here is the link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pucdJHjZaqs

  • Tom

    I recall you were going to write something on judys book, but I can't seem to find it. Is it still planned

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