Google’s Certified Publishing Partners Summit (GCPP)
F#%K Up Nights
Every failure has a story. Every story has a lesson. NYC's most inspirational leaders share their epic f#%ups and the lessons learned. F#%up Nights is a 4 year global movement in 160 cities representing 60 countries globally. F#%kup Nights NYC has made its mission to indelibly alter the NYC startup community by making the conversation of failure (and the lessons learned) more comfortable and prevalent, changing entrepreneurs perspective on failure and demonstrating how it can be leveraged for success.
Keith shared three stories involving startups he was personally involved in, how they failed, and a key lesson he learned from them. Specifically:
1. The necessity of ensuring your business has a product or your product is actually a business
2. The importance of strong legal documentation (e.g. operating agreements) in case of a partner's departure, death or divorce, dubbed the three "D's" by Professor Mark Long
3. The reality of the passion and focus needed to pursue an entrepreneurial dream
Kelley Living Learning Center, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington
10/13/2016 - 10/14/2016
Keith was the keynote speaker at the Kelley Living Learning Center on Thursday, 10/13 covering topics including lifestyle management, planning for success, personal branding, maximizing luck, networking tips, hacking travel, and working at Google/YouTube.
The following day he led a 5 hour workshop focusing on Kelley students' individualized needs both personally and professionally.
World Merit's Merit 360 - Wanderbrief Accelerator
9/1/2016 - 9/4/2016
Keith Weisberg presented to 360 changemakers from 85 different countries gathered to take on the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the importance of using quantifiable analytics in measuring success. The delegates then collaborated together using techniques and strategies advised by Weisberg in a hour long workshop. Weisberg then mentored SDG groups "Affordable and Clean Energy," "Decent Work and Economic Growth", "Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure," and "Partnerships For the Goals" over three days to prepare them to pitch to world leaders in the United Nations.
Each group then selected 1-3 people to pitch at the United Nations in New York, NY during the start of the General Assembly, where Keith had the pleasure of being in attendance to watch them shine!