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...
7 Books To Help You Fail With Style In 2018

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 focus on...

10 early morning life hacks

10 Early Morning Life Hacks For some people, a fucked up day starts quite early in the day. The “Night Owls” have a totally different definition of what the “early morning hours” are. And everything starts the night before.   1. Go to bed early. And check...

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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...
How to deal with the copycats?

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...

How I fucked up The Real Spinal Tap World Rock Tour

Failure is an emotive word whereas innovation is one that slides into social intercourse more easily. Yet any serious innovator knows that failure is often a precursor to the birth of any new product / service or process. Edison reputedly had 10 000 tries to invent...

2016 Fuckup Nights’ Fuckups

As 2016 draws to a close, and we’ve had thousands of people share their stories of failure across the world this year, we thought what better way to celebrate than by sharing some of our 2016 fuckups? We hired a team of web developers that didn’t work out. Twice. In...
Why Was The Hoverboard A Fad Product?

Why Was The Hoverboard A Fad Product?

Why Was The Hoverboard A Fad Product? Every year there is a product that becomes the hottest thing that everyone feels like they just have to get. And then for some reason after 12-24 months no one is talking about this so called “need to have” product or...