A Quick SXSW Lesson

I spent a week trying to absorb everything I could at SXSW.

I took in quite a bit from my friends. I learned from Derek Overbey, Morgan Brown and Sukhjit Ghag how to gather an obscene amount of content in a few days. I learned from Dan Patterson that once you have someone’s feet to the fire, you don’t take them out until you smell something cooking. My wife showed that me that slow and steady wins the race (more on that later).

From the panels, I took in one clear lesson. If you’re going to fail, fail quick. There’s no time to waste anymore continually pushing a square peg into a round hole. Oddly enough, I had Seth Godin’s “The Dip” in my bag most of the time, but never looked at it.

2 thoughts on “A Quick SXSW Lesson”

  1. I took in that an awesome dude and an awesome chick can become an awesome couple! So glad I know you and Amber and so glad I had the pleasure of interviewing you two together (http://www.100-Interviews.com). The incredible “Married Internet Couple” puts great perspective on how to do it right in a digital age. Thanks again my friend. I also have to agree with you about Dan Patterson. Saw that whole thing playing out with Loic and Scoble and found it fascinating.

  2. I took in that an awesome dude and an awesome chick can become an awesome couple! So glad I know you and Amber and so glad I had the pleasure of interviewing you two together (http://www.100-Interviews.com). The incredible “Married Internet Couple” puts great perspective on how to do it right in a digital age. Thanks again my friend. I also have to agree with you about Dan Patterson. Saw that whole thing playing out with Loic and Scoble and found it fascinating.

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