4 episodes

Every great Product Leader and Startup CEO has at least one outstanding failure to share. Sometimes they're funny, sometimes they're awful, sometimes they're truly spectacular... but they always produce better Product Owners in the end. Listen today, and learn to spot seductive product perils, and avoid them like a pro. After all, agile and scrum will only get you so far.

Fail Better: Product Lessons From Startup CEOs and Great Product Leaders Andy Deemer

    • Technology
    • 5.0, 31 Ratings

Every great Product Leader and Startup CEO has at least one outstanding failure to share. Sometimes they're funny, sometimes they're awful, sometimes they're truly spectacular... but they always produce better Product Owners in the end. Listen today, and learn to spot seductive product perils, and avoid them like a pro. After all, agile and scrum will only get you so far.

    4. Bill Gates, Viagra, and The Stolen Credit Cards

    4. Bill Gates, Viagra, and The Stolen Credit Cards

    The epic comedy site ZUG had 4.5MM uniques, top rankings for viagra & credit card, and both Michael Jackson and Bill Gates. And yet, you've probably never heard of it. CEO John Hargrave tells all.

    • 28 min
    3. Building Communities That Don't Suck

    3. Building Communities That Don't Suck

    CBS and Lloyd Braun acquired his niche community sites, but Dwell.com's Head of Product Ethan Lance has one or two big Whiskey Media failures under his tech belt, too. See more at http://www.failbetterpodcast.com

    • 26 min
    2. Steve Jobs Cheered, Then Everything Went Wrong.

    2. Steve Jobs Cheered, Then Everything Went Wrong.

    GameSpot's founder, AfterEffects' creator, and iFilm's CEO quit their jobs to launch a software company. How could it go wrong? And yet... GoodAgile CEO Pete Deemer talks about his biggest fail. See more at http://www.failbetterpodcast.com

    • 32 min
    1. The First Great MP3 Site Had Two Fatal Flaws. Don't Repeat Them.

    1. The First Great MP3 Site Had Two Fatal Flaws. Don't Repeat Them.

    Epitonic.com could have been Pitchfork or Spotify. But after millions of customers, a Webby, and an acquisition, it was gone. Thanx.com's Head of Product Aaron Newton explains what went wrong. See more at http://www.failbetterpodcast.com

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Judge Buck ,

Interesting insights into startup challenges

They've got a curious collection of guests in the first few episodes -- I like that they've all succeeded at big enterprises, as well as failed at others. Now how do we get Elon Musk on the show? I want to know about his big mess ups.

Loretta Le Due ,

So fascinating

the completely new way of looking at ways to achieve success -- thru failure -- is fascinating. I hope they manage to update the show more regularly... I've listened to all four episodes this week, and now want more!

davidtoc ,

Ready for more

It's rare you get to hear successful people willing talk about their failures, how exactly they screwed up, and what they could have done better. A friend told me about the podcast, and it's not the kind of thing I would have listened to without a recommendation, but it turned out to be fascinating stuff. Looking forward to more episodes!

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