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Fuckup Book

Fuckup Book The Fuckup Book is inspired by the Fuckup Manifesto we created to help people break free from 24 key stigmas surrounding failure. For each we wrote a short reflective piece, commissioned a funky illustration and crafted a guided activity to break free from...

Fuckup Nights Manifesto

Fuckup Nights Manifesto In ode to a growing movement that has reached from bustling cities, to rural towns, we want to share with you how we created our Manifesto, something that has inspired the Fuckup Book, workshops, activities, challenges and other great things...

What is the Global Failure Index?

What is the Global Failure Index? With Fuckup Nights we built the world’s most active movement of creators. Now we’re building the most comprehensive business failure data platform: the Global Failure Index.   It's a friendly and interactive map featuring...

Incoming message from the future​

⚡ Bzzt ⚡ incoming message from the future We’ve officially hit the half-way point for the year, and what a year it has been! Thank you all for being part of this extended family and pushing forward in your local community to help others live life without...

The Failure Institute’s Data Partners

The Failure Institute's Data Partners As Fuckup Nights and the Failure Institute keep growing, we have learned by experience the power of working with others in pursuit of common goals. Nothing is as rewarding as an achieved objective where multiple actors...

The fuckup posters

Curious about what the first Fuckup Nights flyers and banners looked like? Check ’em out right here!

Some Of Our Best Quotes

Over the course of these past few years talking about failure, we’ve come across a lot of really great quotes that embody the spirit of Fuckup Nights - and what we believe. Today, we’d like to share a few of them with you. Some quotes remind us...

Rudyard Kipling: How To Be A Man

Rudyard Kipling: How To Be A ManOr much better said: How to be a person. For the times they are a-changin' (Finally!).  Anyways, we wanted to share with you this poem by Rudyard Kipling. We find it to be very inspiring, and connected to what we value at Fuckup.   If …...

A Note on What We’re Not

A Note on What We’re Not With Fuckup Nights happening in over 250 cities around the world, the event can mean a lot of different things to different people. Everyone has a reason for attending, or speaking at an event, and so Fuckup Nights can potentially...

6 Lessons We Have Learned From Failures

6 Lessons We Have Learned From Failure Stories In the last 5 years, we’ve been very lucky to hear the most diverse, fun, authentic and weird stories of failure around the world. And today we’d like to share with you the 6 key things for a great Fuckup Nights...

3 ideas that the Global Failure Index challenged last year

3 ideas that the Global Failure Index challenged last year Last year we decided to create the biggest and most diverse data platform of failed businesses in the world: the Global Failure Index. Using geolocation and detailed descriptions of profiles and...

How Did We Change The Way We Do Email

How Did We Change The Way We Do Email We’re using SendGrid for free and we freaking love it. It’s been over a year now since we joined the SendGrid Startup program Accelerate which provided Fuckup Nights with a free account for our monthly newsletters and...

7 Books To Help You Fail With Style In 2018

Here are 7 books we read in 2017 that deeply influence how and what we think. Their main subjects are very aligned with what Fuckup is and with the things we value: Philosophy and main principles Overcoming difficulty with a growth mindset Businesses that...

Fuckup Nights New Years Resolution 

FuckUp Nights New Years Resolution    Ahh January, the time of New Year's resolutions that we all drop two weeks into the year. We’re looking at you, annual gym membership. But this year, as an organization, we’d like to take back the New Years...

Don’t Follow Your Passion

A few years ago I wanted to be like Mark Zuckerberg. I wanted to be that person that changes the world, that uses technology to improve people’s lives and democratize information.  Plus, my dad was born and raised in a tiny town in the poorest state of Mexico, wasn’t...

The Failure Institute is fucking up the system!

The Failure Institute is fucking up the system! Last month The Failure Institute presented its latest research: Public policy recommendations in the light of business failure at the Mexican Chamber of Deputies. After a year-long research where we had access to over...

The words you use are making you stupid, here’s some advice

  Disruptive innovation. Fostering entrepreneurs. MVP this and pivot that! The startup scene is permeated with buzzwords whose original meaning, if it ever existed, has been bastardized, forgotten or disregarded completely. It’s full of pointless events, stupid...

How to know if it’s time to quit your job

How To Know If It's Time To Quit Your Job If you opened this article it’s time to quit your job. Think about it. Now, here are some resources that might help you: ReWork. Find meaningful work. HirePurpose. Find a career you will love. Bwork. The world's largest impact...

Fuckup Book

Fuckup Book The Fuckup Book is inspired by the Fuckup Manifesto we created to help people break free from 24 key stigmas surrounding failure. For each we wrote a short reflective piece, commissioned a funky illustration and crafted a guided activity to break free from...

The history of the word “fuckup”

[Content from Nancy of Strong Language: Original post]   The history of the word “fuckup” When it comes to describing failure, bungling, or omnishambles attributable to human incompetence or idiocy, nothing’s as succinct or as damning as fuckup. Or, surprisingly, as...

Artificial Intelligence’s Galileo moment

Artificial Intelligence’s Galileo moment In 2017 Artificial Intelligence (AI) will redefine the possibilities of research and academia. Some doomsayers assume that most human employees will soon be replaced by smart machines. But I think that AI techniques...

We turn 5

  We turn 5!   This month Fuckup Nights turns 5 years old and it's been an amazing ride. We’re now in 238 cities in 78 countries and growing to new cities each and every day. A lot has gone right but we wouldn’t be who we are if we didn’t share what goes wrong. We...

Fuckup Nights Manifesto

Fuckup Nights Manifesto In ode to a growing movement that has reached from bustling cities, to rural towns, we want to share with you how we created our Manifesto, something that has inspired the Fuckup Book, workshops, activities, challenges and other great things...

10 Things Fuckup Nights did to scale to 80 countries

10 Things Fuckup Nights did to scale to 80 countries It all started with a group of five friends drinking mezcal. A considerable amount of it. Leti asked why everyone always talks about the Zuckerbergs and Gates of the world, but no one shares candid stories of...

What is the Global Failure Index?

What is the Global Failure Index? With Fuckup Nights we built the world’s most active movement of creators. Now we’re building the most comprehensive business failure data platform: the Global Failure Index.   It's a friendly and interactive map featuring...

One thing we really messed up recently​

One thing we really messed up recently​ Fuckups happen to the best of us. Have you written to us through our website lately? Did we ghost you like a Tinder match? Chances are, you were a victim of our latest fuckup. On our website, we use a third party service to...

How to deal with the copycats?

How to deal with the copycats? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery And believe us, we’re flattered. Since we’ve started up we’ve seen our fair share of me-too’s, oddly familiar events, and straight up rip-offs. It all helps the goal though - to teach that...

When investments lead to negative situations

  When Famous Investors Lead to Negative Situations When you are a startup or entrepreneur, a fresh injection of cash (warning, incoming cliché) can mean the difference between life and death. Businesses shut down every day because of a lack of capital, so why would...

A spooky tale of failure

A spooky tale of failure Halloween is the spookiest time of the year, so we thought what better to do than share a chilling, spine-tingling tale of failure from one of our past speakers? Cue the Vincent Price voiceover. A couple summers ago, Jen Butson decided she...

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