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Change Hackers: Fail Fast-Forward

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MEZRAB

576 Veemkade

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"Fail fast” they say! “Break things” they say! "Fail Forward" whatever that means!

Awesome for the enlightened hackers of the world but what about the rest of us that have been taught that failure=death?! How do you reprogram your relationship with failure? What can you do to encourage those around you to embrace those on your team to recognize mistakes as learning opportunities? How do we create an it’s-okay-to-try-and-do-things-that-have-never-been-done-even-when-they-don’t-work-the-first-time culture where work in progress happens publicly and the entire collective intelligence can learn from each person’s micro-disasters? Wouldn’t you know we have some Change Hacks for you!


Our very first event of the spring, sponsored by:
Instituut Core

http://www.instituutcore.nl
Wemanity

http://www.wemanity.com/


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Mezrab Cultural Center is the center of international storytelling and the beating heart of Amsterdam. You can find stoytelling, concerts, dance, comedy and more on their dynamic agenda. The Mezrab exists for the community by the community, funding itself almost entirely on donations from those that appreciate this unique forum for experiences.

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Check out their agenda at:

http://www.mezrab.nl



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• 18.00-18.30 – Arrive at Mezrab Cultural Center

• 18.30-18.45 – Introduction from organizer Jeremy Akers https://www.linkedin.com/in/jnakers/

“What would you do if you knew you would fail?” she asked me.

Feeling confronted and put on the spot in front of the group, I responded straight from the hip with the answer that came the most natural to me, “nothing.”

“Thank you very much for your honesty,” she said. I knew that was not the right answer and that I was in trouble.

“How many of you can relate to that sentiment? With the feeling that if you know you are going to fail, then you may as well just not even bother? Who wants to fail to see their dreams become reality right?” To my comfort there were many heads nodding with vigorous agreement. “Exactly, this is the human sentiment that keeps us trapped: choosing death.”

“Death?! Really isn’t that a little extreme?” I thought in my head. (You didn’t think I was going to risk making a fool out of myself did you?)

“How many of your goals, wishes, and visions have you accomplished that included NO amount of failure?”

Silence filled with the sounds of crickets chirping in the background was the only reply.


• 18.45-19.15 – SPECIAL PRESENTATION:
Reframing Failure by Maarten Tomassen
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maartentomassen/

Agile Transformation Coach and Game Changer on a quest to upgrade adaptability at scale. You may know Maarten as the founder of the smash hit meetup Coach-Labs where he not only creates a container to practice and drops knowledge on interventions but plays a mean guitar. A whirlwind of enthusiasm with a wealth of experience to share, he will be showing off his trophy cabinet of award winning failures and teaching us the secret to achieving the perspective of a world class agilist.


• 19.15-20.00 – Drink & get together.


• 20.00-23.00 – BONUS ROUND!

Exclusive World Debut!

Come for the meetup stay for the Open Mic Comedy at the Mezrab, where yours truly Jeremy Akers will be performing live for the first time anywhere! Laugh at me as I struggle through my own anxieties and fears of failure before your very eyes! It’s about to get META!
I CANT BELIEVE I AM ACTUALLY DOING THIS!!!!


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