I don’t want to break my record of contributing to all of the resurrected Carnivals of Journalism, but this month I’m just too darned busy. However, a few years ago, I did write up the lessons I learned from a start-up company where I was one of two co-founders: the Enthusiast Group. It was published as one of my then-regular columns for Editor & Publisher Online. (I’ve also spoken publicly about lessons for the news industry from our experience trying to make a business from niche grassroots journalism and online+physical social networking.)
Since my old columns (15 years worth!) are no longer available at EditorandPublisher.com (speaking of Fail!), I’ll link to a version of the column that I have on this, my personal website:
Harking back to a failure from 2007 does not imply that there aren’t other Fails I could write about and share lessons learned. But those will have to wait.
I’m looking forward to reading about others’ failures (but more importantly, what can be learned from them).