What is your biggest learning experience from failure?

Aaron O'Leary
36 replies
Failure presents great opportunities to learn and some might stick with you. Mine would likely be community first, failing to prioritise community building and nurturing caused my first project to dwindle


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Aaron, how would you bootstrap community activity if you were starting today? Any tool recs? Even a high level answer would be helpful!
Founder @ Rampp.xyz, Ex @ProductHunt SWE
For me, I had created a tech service that allowed multiple people at the same time to own a domain, but when it was visited you would be redirected to another site depending on who was leading that geographic area. For example you could own example.com in some region and i could in another. Anyone visiting that site in your area would see your site and in my area, the site I set. We could then both advertise with this premium domain for pennies of what it costs IRL. Cool tech, but no one wants to do that. I bit of market research wouldve probably shown me that. Dosent help my launch was during covid where ad dollars evaporated in terms to keep businesses doors open. So in a word - market research and validation before building.
MIT '24
@tim_carambat cool idea tho! Could you pls reach out to me at maxvw at mit.edu I'd love to know more
i am engineer electronic
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Lead investor @ Brandizer
Failing when the product doesn't find a market is easier to accept than the opposite, in the past, I had to experiment with a startup shut down due to the core team implosion, the hardest part was that we reached 500K, active users, with a 10% per week growth rate... I've learned 2 lessons: 1/ Co-found with like-minded people and aligned visions and interests. 2/ Failure doesn't kill you, it's just one step along your path
Startup Wannabe
Anyone can do it. And most do.
I Am SEO SMM & Digital Marketing Expart.
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Growth Marketing Manager at Storyly ⚡️
Was afraid to be noisy, extraordinary ----> didn't try anything crazy enough Now – I'm trying to do the first step in 48 hours
Zen & the Art of Getting Sh*t Done 🚀
Build products that you yourself need and would use. Build in a domain that you are familiar with and have particular expertise in. The fringes and overlaps of your area of expertise and some other domain are where the opportunities are.
Recently launched @firmbeecom 🐝
Probably disqualification from first place at the Olympics, for technical reasons, eg. in kayaking. A wet towel changes the weight to off-regulation.
Founder at Trackabi.com
My main experience was that the value of failing is overestimated and succeeding is a much more valuable experience.
I have patience to learn from E-Market
Failure is the piller of success
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curious mechanical engineer
Never give up
Head of Product @ Pixelmatters
I think for me it really was understanding who you are. When you devote so much of yourself into something, you loss a bit of the sense of who you are. It gets mixed with what you're building/working on. When that thing fails, it can either break you or help you find yourself. It's a painful journey, that totally worth it.
Be yourself. There is no one better.
I could make a make a project after failing 5 times before. Failure makes you identify mistakes you did in the first place and come back stronger the next time. Never give up on your dreams just because you failed couple of times.
Learning develops me even in defects.
Fail= First Attempt in Learn
I am pretty.
Nailed it!
founder @ Sequences.ai
my biggest learning experience from failure was to embrace it. Far to many of us run away from failure and or not see the true lesson it is teaching us. If we can truly embrace failure then we can truly embrace success
Failure has taught me to be open to new ideas in order to succeed
I am a tech geek.
Then I'm learning every day 🤣🤣