What is your favorite career failure?
My favorite career failure is with Friendly, the first company I started. We never achieved product market fit and ended up selling to Facebook as a talent acquisition. Despite not being the outcome I was originally looking for, I learned so much in that experience, which has helped me become better equipped to build successful companies.
Transcript: "Great question, Mike. I think my favorite career failure would probably be what happened at Friendly, which was the first company I started. Where we never fully achieved product Market fit and as a result ended up selling the company to Facebook, not because the company was successful. But more as what they call a talent acquisition basically a way for Facebook, to acquire our team. And, you know, I guess that's not obviously not a complete. Earlier, but it was not a homerun success, and not the outcome. I was originally looking for when I started the company, but what I have to say is, I learned so much in those next several years at Facebook. And then after that, a tuber working at other successful startups, just kind of seen how to build a company, which there was just, there was so much. I didn't know back when I was starting friendly. So, you know, I still have a lot to learn. Everyone always does. But I feel like I'm in a much better place now, because of what I learned working at those other companies."