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

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 data from...

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 company...

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,...

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...

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 data from...

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 positive cash flows lead to negative situations

When positive cash flows 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...

Is Pokémon Go A Fad Product?

We’ll cover certain reasons why this new form of Pokémon engagement can be considered a fad or not. Let us know what you think!

Why Was The Hoverboard A Fad Product?

What is it about these fad products that brings about their immediate rise to the top, followed by sudden disappearance in the marketplace? How could something get so popular and in such a short period of time become almost non-existent?

Not prepared for launch

If you’re putting a product out in the marketplace for sale for the entire world to see and yet you don’t have the proper ability to acquire more inventory, you’re setting yourself up for disaster.

Fuckup CV

Fuckup Nights Co-founder and Director Leti Gasca and Global Coordinator Yannick Kwik are already including their failures on their LinkedIn Profiles. We’d love you to come along with us.

The fuckup posters

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

The challenges of our name

We’re not kidding when we say it’s hard to deal with this, but at end of the day everybody swears when things go upside down and you can’t hold it against them.

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