NASA’s $125 Million Mistake

NASA’s $125 Million Mistake

Think communication at your company is bad? Well, once, a simple miscommunication turned into a $125 million Fuckup for NASA. To tell the tale, we’re gonna take you back to 1999, a time when you could download your favourite music off something called Napster, Smash...
What if we shared the failure at school?

What if we shared the failure at school?

Back To School. We Present… The Academic Membership! This month we’re turning 7 years old!And if Fuckup Nights were a person, it would be attending elementary school (and probably spending a lot of time in the Principal’s office). Since the beginning, in 2012,...
We are hiring an enterprise manager

We are hiring an enterprise manager

We are hiring an enterprise manager We’re hiring an Enterprise Manager. This is the person who will be the service leader of a fast-growing area of Fuckup Inc. that has scaled more than 10x in the last 2 years. In the process of looking for the right person, I’ve come...
Fuckup Book

Fuckup Book

The Fuckup Book It’s been 7 years since Fuckup Nights was introduced to the world! And thinking about how far we’ve come, and all the cool things we’ve done over the years, brought us back to 2014, the year we collected and condensed our philosophy (and what we...
Organizing Fuckup Nights in Venezuela

Organizing Fuckup Nights in Venezuela

Organizing Fuckup Nights in Venezuela Present in more than 300 countries, our movement is immersed in different cultures, economies and social & economic contexts; and that means our organizers can sometimes face different challenges while organizing Fuckup...
What ever happened to real feedback at work?

What ever happened to real feedback at work?

What ever happened to real feedback at work? While the vast majority of companies have “feedback” in their lexicon, whenever I talk to leaders, a lot of the time it’s just going through the motions, a thing “we just have to do”, or even worse, something people dread...
Why Fuckup Nights became a social enterprise

Why Fuckup Nights became a social enterprise

Why Fuckup Nights Became a Social Enterprise In the early days of Fuckup Nights it wasn’t cool to be us. We were the pest. It wasn’t cool to put Fuckup Nights on your Linkedin profile, sharing a failure was a sign of weakness, and even some of our friends sort of...
Hacking Silicon Valley with Zero Research

Hacking Silicon Valley with Zero Research

Hacking Silicon Valley with Zero Research Astghik had fucked it up. She had just started a new social media platform, just for cinema lovers called Movitto. Putting in blood, sweat and tears to develop and launch it… Without any research to back it up. And after...
My Journey Inside Fuckup Nights

My Journey Inside Fuckup Nights

My journey inside Fuckup Nights Have the difficult conversations. This is one of Fuckup Night’s recently developed values. But values are just meaningless words unless you live them. Unless you make the effort to embody and action them. So we’ve had some difficult...
Hustle to fail

Hustle to fail

Ahhh… Instagram. The premiere source for pictures of happy people sipping on champagne in VIP lounges, surfing in Hawaii, and living their hashtag best lives upon a mountain of likes and comments full heart-eye emojis. We already know that social media can affect our...
Inside Our Private Events

Inside Our Private Events

I’m 10,000 feet above the earth, somewhere between Panama and Mexico, and I’ve just finished my (plastic and not very tasty) airplane meal. Suddenly I realized that I was just smiling and nodding my head,  as if something unbelievable had just happened. You...
Fail mindfully: Why I decided to talk about it at TED

Fail mindfully: Why I decided to talk about it at TED

Why I decided to talk about failing mindfully at TED   You read that headline right, we have officially “made it”. Fuckup Nights was one the stage at a TED Talk. And while we’re more used to, shall we say, a more inebriated audience, it was an amazing experience for...
We share stories of failure. This is Fuckup Nights

We share stories of failure. This is Fuckup Nights

We share stories of failure. This is Fuckup Nights When someone hears  the name Fuckup Nights, we’re well aware that all sorts of other things come to mind. And no, we’re not in the business of certain after dark activities, or, shall we say, things of a more adult...
The bitter-sweet story behind the Bitter Sweet Symphony

The bitter-sweet story behind the Bitter Sweet Symphony

Chances are, you’ve heard “Bitter Sweet Symphony” by the Verve.Whether it was because you listened to music in the 90’s, or because you saw a Nike ad, Bittersweet Symphony absolutely smashed worldwide records in 1997. But, did you know that The Verve were stripped of...
Living Without Filters – But With Values

Living Without Filters – But With Values

Organizational Culture: Living Without Filters – But With Values Financial crises. Bad investments. Fights among partners. These are just a few of the many fuck ups we’ve head throughout the years.  And while there is a wide range of reasons for failure, one of...