THE ECONOMIST “The World in 2017 Edition”: Artificial Intelligence’s Galileo moment

THE ECONOMIST “The World in 2017 Edition”: Artificial Intelligence’s Galileo moment

Some doomsayers assume that most human employees will soon be replaced by smart machines. But I think that AI techniques will make many jobs better and more innovative. Bringing AI to the world of academic research, for example, will be akin to how Galileo’s creation of the astronomical telescope in 1609 radically advanced the study of cosmology. For the Failure Institute (the research arm of the Fuckup Nights movement) AI will improve the speed and level of complexity at which we study how businesses and ideas fail. Combining natural-language processing and ai will allow us to ask a helpful robot about the chances of failing in business X in neighbourhood Y. Soon we will be able to generate a map showing in real time where firms are being closed around the world and why. CONTINUE READING... read more
EL FINANCIERO: Fracasados tendrán su plataforma mundial

EL FINANCIERO: Fracasados tendrán su plataforma mundial

El Research Failure Institute, que nació como parte del movimiento FuckUp Nights que reúne a emprendedores que fracasaron para contar su historia, esta trabajando en una plataforma con datos abiertos para analizar las razones de los ‘fails’ de startups a nivel mundial. Leticia Gasca, cofundadora y directora del movimiento, adelantó que están creando una herramienta que reunirá datos del contenido que generan los emprendedores a nivel mundial que fallaron en su proyecto. CONTINUE READING... read more
WIRED: Chi-fallisce-non-sempre-impara

WIRED: Chi-fallisce-non-sempre-impara

È proprio vero che nel business (come a scuola o nello sport) “sbagliando si impara”? Un’interessante ricerca, svolta nel 2008 presso l’Università di Harvard (“Performance Persistence in Entrepreneurship”), sembra mettere in dubbio questa convinzione. Dallo studio, condotto da Paul Gompers, Anna Kovner, Josh Lerner e David Scharfstein, emerge che un imprenditore che avvia, per la prima volta, un’attività imprenditoriale ha il 18% di probabilità di successo, un imprenditore con un fallimento alle spalle ne ha il 20%, chi ha già avuto successo (con una start-up che è cresciuta ed è stata quotata in borsa) ne ha il 30%. CONTINUE READING... read more
THE CITY PAPER BOGOTÁ: Driving the Colombian economy with entrepreneurs.

THE CITY PAPER BOGOTÁ: Driving the Colombian economy with entrepreneurs.

Let’s have a flashback to a regular day in the year 2003 in Colombia and how difficult it was to know someone who called himself an “entrepreneur” and more likely, if you said you were starting your own business, you were fundamentally regarded as “unemployed.” Today, the world stands on the rush of everyday innovations, and entrepreneurs are a common hub between cities – they are organized, move between the public and private sectors and their innovations on products and services, one of the pillars of economic activity in most developed countries CONTINUE READING... read more
El Mercurio: La apuesta que busca encontrar lo bueno del fracaso.

El Mercurio: La apuesta que busca encontrar lo bueno del fracaso.

Con presencia en México y Colombia, la iniciativa promueve el estudio empírico del fracaso y está desarrollando una plataforma internacional para entenderlo mejor. Henry Ford, Walt Disney, Steve Jobs. Tres de los mayores innovadores de la historia moderna se enfrentaron a él en algún momento de sus vidas. Convertido en uno de los mayores tabúes del mundo del emprendimiento, el fracaso permanece, por lo general, escondido como una herida que no puede ser revelada al resto. Todo lo contrario es lo que propone The Failure Institute, una organización que nació en México en 2014 y que se dedica a analizar empíricamente los factores y las consecuencias que rodean a un resultado empresarial adverso. CONTINUE READING... read more
Dattualità: Startup che sbagliano.

Dattualità: Startup che sbagliano.

Nella penombra, i lucidi banconi di un anonimo bar di Città del Messico. Nel bicchierino opaco, il giallo paglierino un po’ spento del Mezcal. «Eravamo già al secondo o terzo giro di tequila. Stavamo lì, io e altri quattro amici, davanti al barista, a confessare i nostri fallimenti personali». Julio Salazar, trentenne, un tempo faceva parte della schiera di startuppari anonimi, imprenditori alle prime armi che, come tenebrosi amanti e detective malinconici, a un certo punto della vita si ritrovano gomiti su un bancone a fare un bilancio della propria esistenza. CONTINUE READING... read more
The Star: Young people thrive in a new Mexico.

The Star: Young people thrive in a new Mexico.

MEXICO CITY—Tattooed hipsters on bikes. Same-sex couples walking hand-in-hand. Cafés with almond milk coffee and gluten-free bread. Artisanal mescal — three dozen different kinds. This is not the Mexico most Canadians know. But in the chic eateries and cultural centres of the gentrifying La Roma neighbourhood in Mexico City, another side of the country is in full bloom. “The city has such an intoxicating mix of culture, emotion, food, design and architecture that has really exploded in the last two or three years,” says Susie Neill, standing outside Toscano café, where she is producing a tequila commercial for a Canadian client. CONTINUE READING... read more
Hub News: Business failure is real and likely to happen. Prepare yourselves in the best way possible.

Hub News: Business failure is real and likely to happen. Prepare yourselves in the best way possible.

Leticia Gasca is passionate about the power of failure research to change the lives of people who face significant challenges in their businesses. That is why in 2012 she co-founded the event series Fuckup Nights and serves as director of the Failure Institute. In 2015, she was chosen by The Economist as one of the “Voices from 2040”, and was awarded as Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, by World Innovation Expo. What is Fuckup Nights and what is the purpose of the Failure Institute? CONTINUE READING... read more
INADEM: Se lleva a cabo la premiación de “Mexicanas Innovando”

INADEM: Se lleva a cabo la premiación de “Mexicanas Innovando”

Enrique Jacob Rocha, Presidente del Instituto Nacional del Emprendedor (INADEM) participó en la ceremonia de premiación de “Mexicanas Innovando”, plataforma de empoderamiento de emprendimiento en mujeres, que es apoyado por el Instituto Nacional del Emprendedor y otras organizaciones como AMEXCAP, The Failure Institute, Fondo de Fondos, Mexico Venture, Growth Institute, entre otros. “Mexicanas Innovando” se compone de un espacio Físico, un espacio Virtual y una escuela Itinerante. Este año, el espacio virtual fue un evento de Vinculación, Intercambio y Conocimiento que se llevó a cabo en el Centro de Innovación y el Auditorio Corporativo de BBVA Bancomer en donde participaron más de 200 emprendedoras de industrias creativas del país junto con emprendedores exitosos y expertos en emprendimiento y escalamiento de empresas. CONTINUE READING... read more

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