Too Big to Fail?

Experimentation and failure may be as natural to banking as to any other business. How can that be in such a heavily regulated industry? Join the team from Failure - the Podcast in a discussion with Tom Curry, the former U.S. Comptroller of the Currency. Learn what Tom has to say about the necessity of experimentation in the banking system, including, in areas like blockchain and cryptocurrency.

What's Up Doc?

Join the team from Failure - the Podcast in a discussion with Susan Conover, of the Boston-based startup LuminDx, as they work their way through the ups and downs of starting a business in the healthcare space.

Chef's Table

The team from Failure - The Podcast is easily distracted, esp., when the recording session is during dinner.  Join them as the explore the wonderful world of food (and restaurant failure) with chef Peter Agostinelli.

This Guy has Worked with Them All

Join us in a discussion with management consultant extraordinaire John Stempeck, of Avalon Associates, for a raucous tour of some of the iconic businesses of the late 20th century.  You’ll leave with a better appreciation for the Great Recession that followed in the early 21st.

Virtual Reality is a Failure ... ? Probably Not.

Join the team from Failure - The Podcast in a discussion with John Daniels of Kinaptic, Jason Parks of Rhythm of the Universe, and Max Harper of Simmetri about partnering between virtual and augmented startups. Sponsors: MIT Enterprise Forum & Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP. Credits: Podcast Intro & Extro Music: Jazzy Frenchy - BenSound.com.

A Bit of Blockchain

A lot has been written about blockchain. Much of it only adds to the confusion around this topic that is feeding the latest tech bubble.  Join us in a discussion with Seth Berman, an expert on cybersecurity and criminal law, as he works his way through our needless banter and the intricacies of blockchain, bitcoin, and all that jazz.

Failure by Committee

Good, established companies can blow a product intro just like a startup.  There was the Ford Edsel, of course.  A failure so epic that it is the poster child for bad product planning by committee.  Many old-line companies have their own "Edsels,” though, you rarely hear about them.  Join us in a discussion of a line of women’s shoes that designed by committee and resoundingly rejected in the marketplace.

Some Thoughts on Pitching

Mike Tyson says everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.  That applies to pitching investors, too.  Join your hosts Mark Thirman, Ziad Moukheiber and Dave Powsner in a not-too-serious discussion of pitching.