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...
Creando 5 valores para llegar a 300 ciudades

Creando 5 valores para llegar a 300 ciudades

Problemas financieros, malas inversiones y peleas entre socios, hemos escuchado muchos fuckups a través de los años, pero si tenemos que apuntar uno de los más comunes y perjudiciales: una mala o inexistente cultura organizacional es uno de ellos. Por eso hemos...
Creating 5 values that reach 300 cities

Creating 5 values that reach 300 cities

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 the most common (and harmful) we’ve seen is a poor, toxic, or even...
Killing the ‘Killing it’ culture

Killing the ‘Killing it’ culture

At conferences. At parties. At after-work-drinks. Chances are, we’ve heard this line plenty of times: -How’s Jason doing? -He just opened up a Pop-up shop, he’s killing it! Meanwhile, I’m struggling to pay my bills. -How’s Jason doing? -He’s getting his first...

¿Qué es la Glitch generation?

La generación de los memes, de las selfies, de los challenges. La generación caprichosa. La sociedad tiene muchas etiquetas para la nueva generación de jóvenes. Ya sea de broma, o como término peyorativo, estas etiquetas intentan etiquetar a las nuevas generaciones...
What’s the Glitch generation?

What’s the Glitch generation?

The meme generation. The selfie generation. The entitled generation. Society has a lot of labels for the youth of today. And whether it’s a joke, or a derogatory way to shut down this generation, these labels try to place a crown of superficiality, self-centeredness,...
7 Tips to get hired by Fuckup Nights

7 Tips to get hired by Fuckup Nights

At Fuckup we have chosen a path of financial sustainability that gives us full independence and focuses us on quality and evolving. We’re trying to build a 100-years social enterprise, not an NGO. This focus on organic growth has allowed us to, in the last 2 years,...
How leaders overcome failure

How leaders overcome failure

Old-school companies are dead… Nah, not really, but new generations are starting to add value to them by cheerleading new ways to drive a team. Leaders are increasingly being recognized as key players, rising and driving teams towards “success”. The workforce is...
What’s Failure Anyways?

What’s Failure Anyways?

According to Cambridge Dictionary, failure is “a situation in which someone or something does not succeed”, based on that, this definition leaves us with three conclusions: ✅ Failure can happen to anyone ✅ Failure can happen to something (not just someone) and…...
The kind of wall we actually need

The kind of wall we actually need

The kind of wall we actually need All around the world, besides the stage where the speakers share their failure stories, there has been an increasingly common space where assistants can share and experience the cathartic moment when you share your failure, we are...
Aliados de Datos del Failure Institute

Aliados de Datos del Failure Institute

Aliados de Datos del Failure Institute Con el paso de los años en Fuckup Nights y el Failure Institute nos hemos dado cuenta del poder de trabajar en redes para alcanzar objetivos comunes que beneficien a cuantos sea posible. Tal es el caso de nuestros Aliados de...

3 ideas that the Global Failure Index challenged in 2017

3 ideas that the Global Failure Index challenged in 2017 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 reasons for...