Making mistakes

Making mistakesI am really good at making mistakes.

Ask anyone.

They infuriate me. But I make them. Quite a bit.

But often, I’m not really supposed to talk about those mistakes. Because my employer might find it embarrassing. Or because shareholders may lose faith. Or because it may make me look bad.

There are a variety of reasons. And I can understand the fear.

With Kumquat, we’ve already made a bunch of mistakes.

But guess what? There’s no one telling me not to talk about those mistakes. And the one person who could is actually adding fuel to the fire.

So we’re going to spend a little time, from time-to-time, talking about the mistakes we have made, are making, and will make, as we’re building Kumquat.

The good stuff we do is fairly obvious. But we’re only able to do the good stuff by learning from our mistakes.

Besides, mistakes make for much better copy. Over on hypocritical, I spend a great deal of time and effort complaining about others’ mistakes.

Time to turn the lens on me and my work.

Hopefully, you’ll enjoy the reading. If not, then this series can be added to the list of my mistakes.

About Rick Turoczy

More than mildly obsessed with the Portland startup community. Editor at Silicon Florist. Cofounder and general manager at PIE. Follow me on Twitter: @turoczy
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